Flooding update - More than 2,000 sandbags distributed by Stroud District Council

More than 2,000 sandbags distributed by Stroud District Council

More than 2,000 sandbags distributed by Stroud District Council

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MORE than 2,000 sandbags were distributed by Stroud District Council and its contractors over the weekend to protect homes from flooding.


Whilst the situation in Stroud is improving, SDC has replenished its stock of sandbags and is working with town and parish councils to ensure that local communities have access to supplies.

David Hagg, chief executive of SDC, said:  “Council officers, the emergency agencies, parish councils and our major contractors worked hard over the weekend to keep the district safe and protect homes.


“I would like to thank them for all of their hard work so far and would reiterate to our communities that we are still on hand to help.”


A flood warning remains in place for the River Frome and a flood alert is in place for the River Cam.


SDC is encouraging people to keep an eye on vulnerable neighbours and to contact neighbourhood wardens for assistance if needed.

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3:00pm Wed 28 Nov 12

proearthdev says...

We see pictures of sandbags used incorrectly. Using a board is very good.
Placement of the bags and using plastic helps sandbags to work. Sandbags can also protect airbricks, toilets, and basins. Our website www.proearthdev.com has a link (upper right of homepage) for best use of sandbags called 'helpful flood protection info' Please download the two pages and share with everyone you can. Yes we do a good little sandbag filling device. But how to do the bags is more important now.
We see pictures of sandbags used incorrectly. Using a board is very good. Placement of the bags and using plastic helps sandbags to work. Sandbags can also protect airbricks, toilets, and basins. Our website www.proearthdev.com has a link (upper right of homepage) for best use of sandbags called 'helpful flood protection info' Please download the two pages and share with everyone you can. Yes we do a good little sandbag filling device. But how to do the bags is more important now. proearthdev
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