How to sandbag your home

Sandbags placed in the right locations around your home can reduce the amount of flood water entering your home. They may not stop the water completely.

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. Check local media 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.

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

Sandbagging guide