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Local Flood Resource List

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
1 Foot 800 13 8
2 Feet 2400 41 25
3 Feet 5000 84 52
4 Feet 8800 147 91
5 Feet 13,600 228 141
6 Feet 19,500 327 202

*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.

C-121139 Blaine County Sheriff Coin Idaho MC

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