Flooding And Sandbags

For use to protect personal residence only. Not for commercial or business use.

LOCATION & ACCESS INFO – SANDBAG SELF-FILL SITES:

Seasonally available at:
 
  • The City of Sheridan Service Center at 1148 Kroe Lane Phone: 307-674-4112 (Hours are 7:30 AM to 4 PM, Mon through Fri)
  • Fire Hall, Story
  • Fire Hall, Big Horn
  • County shop (south of Girl’s School) Monday – Thursday, gate closes at 4:30 PM; closed Friday – Sunday.
  • County fairgrounds-west side near fence line; unfilled bags available during business hours.
  • Behind the Ranchester Town Hall
  • Dayton Town Shop
  • If bag/sand supply starts to run low, please contact the Emergency Management Office (307-752-2174); do not wait until everything is gone to call.  Lead time is needed to replenish sandbags and sand.
Self-fill tips:

  • Have at least 1 person with you to help fill
  • Plan on using your own gear, bring a shovel; irrigation (chisel point) shovel works best for filling sandbags
  • Avoid injury – lift with your legs, not your back
  • Wear gloves; avoid contact with eyes and mouth. Sandbags are treated to resist deterioration.
“Heads-up” – things to remain aware of:
 
  • Fill more than one-half but less than two-thirds full
  • DO NOT overfill sand bags
  • If bags are over-filled the risk of splitting increases
  • Bags have been exposed to the elements and some may be prone to splitting
  • If bags are not over-filled (2/3rds or more) you should be ok, but watch for fabric failure and double bag as needed
Disposal:
 
  • The county and city cannot fill sandbags, or retrieve them afterwards. Residents are responsible for properly disposing of sandbags after they are no longer needed

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