Calderdale Council does not provide sandbags to individual properties during a flood. Stocks from local suppliers can be low during flood incidents so it’s important to consider other actions you could take to protect your property.
Sandbags are not always an effective measure in the event of flooding because water will eventually seep through the bags and finer materials like clay may leak out through the seams. Sandbags are also not reusable, can rot in storage, and are rarely the best solution for keeping floodwater out of properties. There are other products available including artificial versions, which are more effective, easier to use and reusable.
Flood protection products and services can be in high demand during and after severe weather. It’s recommended that you take measures to protect your property as soon as possible – before it’s too late.