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Sandbags

We strongly advise you to take your own steps to protect your property as we cannot guarantee to meet all demands for sandbags. It is the responsibility of property owners to take any necessary action to protect their property.

In the event of flooding we will issue sandbags to residents in the district under a priority scheme to help protect their properties.

Elderly or vulnerable residents are asked to seek assistance from neighbours or friends to collect sandbags on their behalf.

This interactive map shows locations where sandbags can be collected:

Map

We keep a stock of sandbags for use during an emergency to maintain the town's sea defences.  This stock is strategically deployed during an emergency and we are unable to assist in defending individual properties. 

If you live in an area identified as at risk from flooding you should have received advice from the Environment Agency on property protection and damage limitation. Property owners within a flood risk area are recommended to keep their own stock of sandbags.