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Filling and Placing Sandbags:
Only fill sandbags approximately half full
Place sandbags lengthwise parallel to the direction of the flow of water with the open side of the sandbag facing the flow of water
Fold the open flap down and back under the full sandbags pulling the bag as taught as possible
Place sandbags as close to each other as possible with no gap or space between bags
Stamp down each sandbag after placing to fill any empty spaces and form a tight seal between bags
Sandbags do NOT keep water out!!! Sandbags are to channel debris and to some extent channel water
Sandbags are best used for low-flow protection, short distance runs and heights under 2 feet (for high-flow, long distance runs or over 2 feet in height, other methods such as pipe & board should be used)
Sandbags easily become damaged or can deteriorate, sandbags should be inspected before and after every storm and be maintained, repaired or replaced as needed