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Proper Handling of Sandbags Used for Floods


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Proper Handling of Sandbags Used for FloodsAfter the floodwaters dissipate, the citizens are responsible for the cleanup, which includes the proper handling or disposal of emergency sandbags for floods. When handling and disposing sandbags, it is important to keep safety first. Soiled sandbags are exposed to much bacteria and other contaminants and must be handled with care. Learn more by reading a previous blog How to Correctly Dispose Sandbags After Flooding.

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Snowmelt Causes Flooding


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Flood Protection with NYP Corp Sandbags

With spring just around the corner and the snow beginning to melt, the risk of basement or property floods from snowmelt significantly increases. Flooding can cause massive structural damage to homes or other buildings, and mold and other disease-causing bacteria thrive on wet dry wall or submerged carpet.

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Protecting homes against snowmelt should be the number-one priority for all building owners. NYP Corp produces and distributes a full line of Military and commercial grade sandbags ideal for protecting against rising flood waters.

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Flood Safety Awareness Week March 18 – 22


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NYP Corp Provides Sandbags for Food ProtectionFlooding occurs every month of the year and affects all regions of the country. People are generally more concerned with tornadoes, hurricanes and even snowstorms than flooding even though flash floods cause more deaths than any other weather related event. Educating citizens about various aspects of flooding  is the primary goal of Flood Safety Awareness Week.

The National Weather Service (NWS) created Flood Safety Awareness Week to increase the public’s understanding of the causes of floods, inform them of the NWS’s role in forecasting and issuing flood warnings and educate them on how to protect themselves and their property. Flood Safety Awareness Week takes place each March with varying local events and programming.

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Flooding is #1 Most Common Natural Hazard in the U.S.


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Sandbags can Help Protect Properties from FloodingIn terms of the cost and number of people affected, floods are the primary natural hazard in the United States. A single flood incident can cause billions of dollars in damages and displace thousands of people. Floods can destroy homes, businesses, and infrastructure, and kill humans, livestock, and other animals in their path. Structures which survive the flood itself may be damaged beyond repair. In 2011, 33 states were affected by some degree of flooding. Total damages for 2011 exceeded $8 billion dollars and over 100 people were killed.

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Most Common Sources of Flooding


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NYP-Corp Provides Filled Sandbags for Flood ProtectionFlooding can be a devastating experience for homeowners to go through and should be prepared. NYP-Corp is a manufacturer and supplier of all types of bags including emergency sandbags and filled sandbags for flood protection.  If not properly protected, floods can destroy homes, businesses, and possessions, and can also be dangerous if the floodwaters are contaminated with bacteria or other toxins.

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What to Do Following a Flood


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Emergency Sandbags Used for Flood ProtectionEach year, floods cause billions of dollars in damages to homes, businesses and communities. From crop damages to basement flooding, total destruction of buildings and loss of important belongings, the effects of a flood can be long-lasting and overwhelming.  If your home or property has been damaged by flooding, there are steps that you can take right away and in the coming days to ensure safety and security.

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Three Primary Flood Types: Their Dangers and Damages


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Flood Protection by Using Emergency SandbagsFloods have been a natural affliction of the human race since long before biblical times; nature has gifted them with the potential power to wipe out entire towns, villages, and families. They have been recorded in almost every culture’s historical documents as destroyers of homes and livelihoods.

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Prepare for Flooding Caused by Hurricanes


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Hurricane Flood Protection with SandbagsSome might say that hurricanes are Mother Nature’s way of keeping us on our toes. It starts with an area of low atmospheric pressure and grows as condensation releases into the air. You might associate a hurricane with the mechanisms that drive it, storms, winds and heavy rain, but flooding is one of the major concerns in any region prone to these potentially devastating squalls. When one approaches the coastline, residents need to know how to prepare for the flooding that comes with the storm.

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FIBC Bulk Container Bags


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NYP Corp Bulk Container BagsShipping items in bulk can be time consuming and frustrating. Boxes never seem to be big enough and take up too much space. Unloading them from the truck can be tricky, and unpacking the contents can be a huge headache. Rain can be a problem as well if the contents are sensitive. Now, there is a better solution for bulk packaging and storage – FIBC bulk container bags.

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Slow Moving Debby Means High Risk for Flooding


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Hurricane May Cause FloodingTropical Storm Debby is spinning in the Gulf of Mexico. As it inches towards Florida, its rain bands are producing a steady amount of rain and causing havoc among Florida businesses and homes. Meteorologists are more concerned with flood damage rather than damage caused by high winds due to its slow movement.

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