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Sandbags20-Jan-2016

SANDBAGS Sandbags, when properly filled and placed, will redirect storm and debris flows away from property improvements. FILLING Fill sandbags one-half full. Sand is suggested if readily available; however, sand is not mandatory, any local soil may be used. For a more durable bag with increased effective life, mix 10 parts of sand or soil with 1 part of cement. The materials can be mixed and placed dry. After all bags are in place, a light sprinkling of water is recommended. This technique is only effective with burlap sandbags and will not work with plastic sandbags. PLACING Fold top of sandbag down and rest bag on its folded top (Fig 4). It is important to place bags with the folded top toward the upstream or uphill direction to prevent bags from opening when water runs by them. Care should be taken to stack sandbags in accordance with the illustrations. Place each sandbag as shown, completing each layer prior to starting the next layer. Limit p.. Full Story

Lamorinda’s Community Emergency Response Team hosts Record-Breaking Basic Training Class in Lafayette Whether it’s because we’re on the heels of one of California’s most disastrous wildland fire seasons ever or because we’re in the midst of an El Nino weather event that could bring heavy rains and flooding; Duncan Seibert, Lamorinda CERT’s Program Manager, is glad more that fifty Lamorinda residents are participating in this month’s emergency preparedness training. “This is the largest class Lamorinda CERT has ever hosted,” said Seibert. In fact, interest was so great the training had to be moved to the larger, Jenifer Russell Room at Lafayette's Community Center. Participants have committed to attending six, 3-hour, evening sessions. CERT training is designed to provide basic emergency preparedness skills including: Disaster Preparedness, Fire Safety, Disaster First Aid, Light Search & Rescue, Disaster Psycholog.. Full Story

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