If you are in a flood prone area, keep a few unfilled sandbags and some dry sand at home. You can fill them when needed to place over doorways, drains and toilets.

Be aware that sandbags may not stop water coming in completely, they are used to reduce as much water coming into your property.

Check our sandbag locations list to find out where sandbags will be available.

Remember that filled sandbags are very heavy – only fill two-thirds full and take care when lifting them.

Click here to download a transcript of the "How to Lay Sandbags" video (58KB PDF).

Our Quick Reference Guide (1655KB PDF) shows you how to fill, lay and place sandbags around your home or business.

Sandbagging guide