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Emergency planning

Where can I get sandbags?

We do not normally supply sandbags although we may offer sand dumps to allow the public to fill a small number of their own bags if, following a severe flood warning, your area is in imminent danger of flooding.

Sandbags may be purchased from local builders merchants and DIY stores, although they are not the primary recommended way to protect your home. To see the latest list of flood protection products, please visit the National Flood Forum (opens new window) and Blue Pages (opens new window).

Before you buy any flood protection please check with your supplier that the item will be effective in your local situation, especially if purchasing 'magic' self-inflatable sandbags, as their performance can be adversely affected by salty water.

Last modified on 07 July 2023

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