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The sole responsibility for the protection of a private property in the event of a flood lies with individual owners and not the council or any other agency.
Our policy for sand bags is to prevent or contain floodwaters from rivers or groundwater.
Sandbags may help to protect your property from flooding. It is important to remember in some situations sandbags can result in greater damage to your home, as they can trap water inside the property.
We hold supplies of sandbags for emergency use and coordinate issuing them to the public via a collection service at Court Road Depot, Barry.
Please Note: Although we endeavour to supply sandbags, we cannot guarantee it.
Please note: Every householder is responsible for protecting their own home. This policy is not a guarantee that the council will be able to protect every property liable to flood.
The following priority has been established:
To use sandbags to reinforce flood defences, protect highways and protect local neighbourhood areas known as, 'at risk of flooding' and other emergencies.
There may be better alternatives which you can buy, but you will need to have these prepared in advance if you live in an area which is at risk of flooding. The Natural Resources Wales website provides more information.