Strengthen Your Home | Take Emergency Action • Floods | Hurricanes
Sandbags can redirect stormwater and debris away from homes and other structures if they are correctly filled, placed, and maintained.
If you plan to use sandbags to protect your home in a hurricane or flood, follow these instructions:
NOTE: Consult your local environmental protection department before disposing of used sandbags as sandbags exposed to contaminated floodwaters may pose an environmental hazard and require special handling.
Purchase and monitor a NOAA Weather Radio and download mobile weather alerting apps to stay informed of potential severe weather activity.
Upgrade your home for harsh weather with retrofits specific to the age and location of your house.
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See how to make a plan for what to do before, during and after.