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DISASTER SERVICES BASIC SAND BAG INFORMATION
FEMA FLOOD FIGHT OPERATIONS INFO
MATERIALS REQUIRED PER 100′ SANDBAG FLOOD CONTROL
|HEIGHT REQUIRED||SANDBAGS REQUIRED||TONS OF SAND REQUIRED*||Cu Yd SAND REQUIRED|
*wet sand weight. Figures are rounded.
Recommended ½ full bags. Average bag 14×25 inches. Should weigh about 40lbs.
Bags should be alternately stacked , like brickwork, to seal effectively.
Use 3 to 1 Base/Height Ratio.
(9 Foot Base/3 Foot Height)
THIS INFORMATION IS FOR REFERENCING WHEN PLANNING AHEAD FOR FLOOD CONTROL. KEEP IN MIND THAT SANDBAGGING IS EXTREMELY LABOR INTENSIVE, AND BAG SHORTAGE CAN EXIST.