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Posted on: May 16, 2019

Highway Dept. Update about sandbags

Highway Dept. Update:
The Town of Webster, in conjunction with the County and State agencies, is providing assistance with sandbag production and delivery. We want to emphasize that sandbags are not meant for erosion control. Sandbags are intended for the protection of dwellings and/or structures. It is also imperative that they are installed properly to ensure their effect.
It is an effort to keep up with the need and produce enough sandbags to fulfill the requests, but it is counterproductive and wasted efforts if they are not installed properly.
Plastic should be placed on the ground first lineally and the sandbags stacked accordingly on top, so the plastic can be folded over the top. Please refer to the link below for proper use of sandbags: 

http://www.dhses.ny.gov/oem/safety-info/flood/documents/DHSES-Proper-Sandbagging-Techniques.pdf

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