3. Sandbags

Sandbags can be useful in preventing flood damage by diverting water away from your property. Empty bags and sand are readily available from builders’ merchants and DIY stores.

Your local council may also be able to support with the provision of sandbags, but this is not guaranteed and you are encouraged to make your own arrangements, for more information see:

For advice about how to use sandbags effectively see guidance from the Environment Agency.

You can find advice about similar deployable options, such as re-usable bags and barriers on our property level protection pages.

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