To protect your property from flooding, you may consider using filled sandbags to keep water out of air vents, doors and other water accessible points
to your property or to divert water away.
They can be purchased from builders merchants and DIY stores.
There are two sandbag types:
- Hessian sacking. Should be stored empty, in a dry place and should be filled just before they are required. When
properly stacked they are the most efficient at stopping water, however they tend to decay once filled with sand.
- Polypropylene. More durable when filled but may be slightly less efficient at stopping water.