Sandbags: how to use them to prepare for a flood

How you can get sandbags and how to use them to protect your property.

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The Environment Agency does not have a duty to supply or install sandbags. It’s recommended that you install Property Flood Resilience products in advance of flooding.

Further information can be found in the Ciria publication


Sandbags: how to use them properly for flood protection

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This document explains:

  • when sandbags are useful and when they work
  • how to get sandbags
  • health and safety considerations when using sandbags
  • how to use them to protect your property
Published 1 March 2009