Sandbags are commonly used as a temporary measure to prevent or reduce flood damage. They are made of durable materials that can withstand water pressure and are filled with sand, soil or other heavy materials to create a barrier against floodwaters. The weight and density of the sandbags make them effective at absorbing water and diverting the flow of floodwaters away from buildings and other structures. Sandbags can be quickly and easily deployed in areas at risk of flooding, providing an effective means of protecting property and reducing the impact of flood damage.
Many counties across flood prone areas are offering free sand bagging stations and encourage the public to prepare for heavy April flooding. Check your county website for information on filling times and locations.