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North San Diego County Sandbag Vendors 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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