By now, some of the best and most respected news organizations have constructed a comprehensive list of places to pick up sand for the Hurricane Irma, should it reach any part of Central Florida. Here are just a handful of those sources: News Channel 13, WESH Channel 2, and ClickOrlando. The only stipulation, in most cases, is that you need to bring your own bags.
Below are a few tips to keep in mind when setting up sandbags.
Avoid filling sandbags to the top. Only fill them half-full or the bags will burst.
Pack your doors from the inside, rather than outside. Outdoor sandbags could also burst if water gets inside.
If you are unable to find sand at one of the available locations, soil is a sufficient alternative.
Avoid stacking sandbags any taller than three high unless there is a nearby wall to brace the weight.
Lay a plastic sheet below the sandbags to ensure an extra layer between the doorways and the packed sand.
In every way possible, prepare yourselves and your families for the worst and hope for the best. If the storm passes with no harm and no damage, no one will regret the precautions they took.
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