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Inexpensive Erosion Control in Developing Countries


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erosion3Soil erosion is a major concern all over the world. It may be a slow process that continues over time unnoticed, or a faster-paced disaster causing detrimental loss of topsoil. From Afghanistan, India, Nepal to Tibet, technologies preventing, mitigating or stopping soil erosion is a combination of learning to replace indigenous plants, make structural changes, and adopting new agricultural measures.

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Planned Erosion Control Using Fibrous Mats to Avoid Future Problems


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Landscaping and construction industries use jute and burlap fabrics including mats, rolls, and sandbags for environmental remediation when planning and preparing land for new structures.Proper use and preparation of soil in advance can minimize natural and man-made disasters from happening. Plant fiber products are a valuable tool in erosion control because there are so many ways to use them. They biodegrade as new plants take hold and other landscaping structures are installed. They include:

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  • Burlap for immediate erosion control on very steep slopes susceptible to destabilization, biodegrading over time.
  • Jute mesh with large square grids to allow plants room to grow through them biodegrades eliminating the need to remove it later.
  • Coir mat made from the exterior of coconut shells after processing holds water and resists decomposition for longer periods of use than burlap and jute.

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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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Be Prepared This Flood Season with a Flood Safety Kit


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Creating a Flood Safety KitTropical Storm Andrea was the first names storm this Hurricane season.  Rain has been heavy this year with flooding becoming a big concern across the U.S. for homeowners.

Are you prepared if this happens to you? Be prepared to try to hold back the flood waters by using filled sandbags, such as emergency sandbags available from NYP Corp.

By buying pre-filled sandbags you save valuable time by not having to find and fill bags yourself. Read a previous blog and learn how to protect your home from flooding this year.

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How to Prepare Your Home for a Flood


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Flood Sandbags for Property ProtectionAt the first sign of danger, our human instincts kick in. The very first thought that comes to mind is preservation. Homeowners develop a safety plan or a course of action, before hurricane and flood season begin. NYP Corp produces and distributes a full line of sandbags to help homeowners and businesses prevent flood damage.

The sandbags are made from burlap, acrylic, cotton and polypropylene in the following products; flood sandbags, filled sandbags, emergency sandbags, polypropylene bags, burlap sandbags, Military specification sandbags, and FIBC bags used for flood protection.

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Sandbags Used to Protect Your Home From Flooding


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Sandbags Used to Protect Properties from FloodingFloods are the number one cause of damage to private property in the United States. With a potentially wet spring and summer ahead, it is critical for you to act now to protect your property from floodwater damage.

You can use several techniques to protect your home and minimize the destruction and costs of repairs. Some of these methods are simple and only require a small investment in money, time and material.

NYP Corp provides sandbags, emergency sandbags and pre-filled sandbags in stock ready to help business owners and homeowners properly protect their property from severe flood damage.

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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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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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