Stitch in time

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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

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