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City of Santa Cruz, California

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

Filling, Stacking, and Placing Sandbags

FILLING SANDBAGS:

Half-full Sandbag

Fill sandbags one-half full. Sand is suggested if readily available, however, sand is not mandatory and soil may be used.

Sandbag with Top Half Folded Over

Fold top of sandbag down and rest the bag on its folded top.

STACKING SANDBAGS:

Properly Stacked Sandbags Care should be taken to stack the sandbags in accordance with the illustration (left). Place each sandbag as shown, completing each layer before starting the next layer.
Sandbags Against House

Limit placement to two layers unless a building is used as a backing (left) or sandbags are pyramided as shown below.

Sandbags Pyramided

PLACING SANDBAGS TO DIVERT WATER AND DEBRIS:

Sealing

Sealing a Sliding Glass Door

Directing Debris Away from Buildings

Directing Debris Away from Buildings

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