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This is a list of vendors for sandbags provided by the San Diego County website. The Escondido
Fire Department, the County of San Diego, the Office of Emergency Services and the Unified San
Diego County Emergency Services Organization do not endorse or recommend any product or
company. This represents a list of vendors who have indicated the availability of their products.
This list is for information only, and additional companies may be found in telephone directories.

This is a list of companies that have indicated to the Office of Emergency Services that they will
be carrying sandbags this winter. Some of the companies only have sand and some only have
bags. Prices may differ greatly. Please call the store first for the latest information on
availability, price, and current address.




Dixieline Lumber                    Grangetto’s Farm and                RCP Company
561 N. Tulip                        Garden Supply                       577 N. Vulcan Ave.
Escondido,                          530 East Alvarado                   Encinitas,
(760) 745-7271                      Fallbrook,                          (760) 753-1164
                                    (760) 728-6127
Dixieline Lumber                                                        RCP Company
663 Lomas Santa Fe Drive            Home Depot                          1070 W. Mission Ave.
Solana Beach,                       1001 El Camino Real                 Escondido,
(858) 755-0246                      Encinitas,                          (760) 480-9696
                                    (760) 943-9600
Dixieline Lumber                                                        Sunrise Materials
13345 Poway Road                    Home Depot                          1112 So. Santa Fe Dr.
Poway,                              1550 W. Valley Pkway                Vista,
(858) 486-6333                      Escondido,                          (760) 726-9984
                                    (760) 432-9600
Grangetto's AG Supply Co.
29219 Juba Road                     Home Depot
Valley Center,                      3838 W. Vista Way
(760) 749-1828                      Oceanside,
                                    (760) 941-5990
How To Use Sandbags
From the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District , Walla Walla
Washington Emergency Management Branch Website

Sandbag Construction                            or hardware stores. Empty bags can be stockpiled for
      The use of sandbags is a simple, but      emergency use, and will be serviceable for several
effective way to prevent or reduce flood        years, if properly stored. Filled bags of earth material
water damage. Properly filled and               will deteriorate quickly.
placed sandbags can act as a barrier to              Commercial plastic sandbags, made from
divert moving water around, instead of          polypropylene, are also available from most bag
through, buildings.                             suppliers. These will store for a long time with
      Untied sandbags are recommended           minimum care, but are not biodegradable. Thus, they
for most situations. Tied sandbags              have to be disposed of, or will remain around for a
should be used only for special situations      long time. Do not use garbage bags, as they are too
when pre-filling and stockpiling may be         slick to stack. Do not use feed sacks, as they are too
required, or for specific purposes such as      large to handle. Use bags about 14-18" wide, and 30-
filling holes, holding objects in position,     36" deep.
or to form barriers backed by supportive             A heavy bodied or sandy soil is most desirable
planks. Tied sandbags are generally             for filling sandbags, but any usable material at or
easier to handle and stockpile. However,        near the site has definite advantages. Coarse sand
sandbag filling operations can generally        could leak out through the weave in the bag. To
be best accomplished at or near the             prevent this, double bag the material. Gravelly or
placement site, and tying of the bags           rocky soils are generally poor choices because of
would be a waste of valuable time and           their permeability.
effort. If the bags are to be pre-filled at a        Sandbag barriers can easily be constructed by
distant location, due consideration must        two people, as most individuals have the physical
be given to transportation vehicles and         capability to carry or drag a sandbag weighing
placement site access.                          approximately 30 pounds.
      The most commonly used bags are
untreated burlap sacks available at feed



How to fill a sandbag

                                                           Filling sandbags is a two-person
                                                      operation. Both people should be wearing
                                                      gloves to protect their hands. One member of
                                                      the team should place the empty bag between
                                                      or slightly in front of widespread feet with
                                                      arms extended. The throat of the bag is folded
                                                      to form a collar, and held with the hands in a
                                                      position that will enable the other team
                                                      member to empty a rounded shovel full of
                                                      material into the open end. The person holding
                                                      the sack should be standing with knees slightly
                                                      flexed, and head and face as far away from the
                                                      shovel as possible.
                                                           The shoveler should carefully release the
                                                      rounded shovel full of soil into the throat of the
                                                      bag. Haste in this operation can result in undue
                                                      spillage and added work. The use of safety
goggles and gloves is desirable, and sometimes          Place succeeding bags on top, offsetting
necessary.                                          by one-half (1/2) filled length of the previous
     Bags should be filled between one-third        bag, and stamp into place to eliminate voids,
(1/3) to one-half (1/2) of their capacity. This     and form a tight seal.
keeps the bag from getting too heavy, and               Stagger the joint connections when
permits the bags to be stacked with a good seal.    multiple layers are necessary. For unsupported
     For large scale operations, filling sandbags   layers over three (3) courses high, use the
can be expedited by using bag-holding racks,        pyramid placement method.
metal funnels, and power loading equipment.
However, the special equipment required is not      Pyramid Placement Method
always available during an emergency.                    The pyramid placement is used to increase
                                                    the height of sandbag protection.
Sandbag placement                                        Place the sandbags to form a pyramid by
     Remove any debris from the area where          alternating header courses (bags placed
the bags are to be placed.                          crosswise) and stretcher courses (bags placed
    Fold the open end of the unfilled portion of    lengthwise).
the bag to form a triangle. If tied bags are
used, flatten or flare the tied end.                Stamp each bag in place, overlap sacks,
     Place the partially filled bags lengthwise     maintain staggered joint placement, and tuck in
and parallel to the direction of flow, with the     any loose ends.
open end facing against the water flow. Tuck
the flaps under, keeping the unfilled portion
under the weight of the sack.

				
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Description: Sandbags, usually by strong coarse, white canvas and sacks stitched up and down the ten-story, size 1.5 feet square, built about 8 kilograms of iron sand. Some sandbags built sand, sawdust, beans or sorghum. With square and round two, the weight and size according to practitioners needs. Major muscles.