Stitch in time
JUST about every year we have a bad weather event in Australia, particularly Queensland.
What I have noticed is that they start filling sandbags when the event is imminent.
What I suggest is that towns along the coast or places that are at a flood risk have the sandbags filled when they aren’t needed.
People on community service could fill the bags, stack them on pallets, shrink-wrap the sandbags onto the pallets, they could be stored outside with a tarp over them or in a warehouse.
This operation would save valuable time.
I am sure that people would donate material needed to make this operation succeed.
Also if people wanted to purchase a full sandbag for other uses (retaining walls, erosion), sandbags can be used in a lot of areas for all sorts of applications.
The old saying: “A stitch in time saves nine”. — Vic Speechley, Tweed Heads