FloodSax® Delivers 2,500 Sandless Sandbags to Oroville Dam for Emergency Flood Response

FloodSax® Delivers 2,500 Sandless Sandbags to Oroville Dam for Emergency Flood Response

The #1 Selling Sandless Sandbags on the market, FloodSax® provided aid during the Oroville Dam flooding emergency event, delivering 2,500 instant sandbags within hours of request.


Rancho Santa Margarita, Ca – FloodSax® USA, the #1 Selling Sandbag Alternative, offered the perfect solution when it came to the flooding emergency at Oroville Dam this February.  With record rainfall from storms hitting most parts of California, especially in Northern regions, Oroville Dam reached maximum capacity.  Catastrophe hit, when the Oroville Dam spillway began to crumble, forcing them to use an emergency reservoir that has never been used before.  In caution, officials evacuated over 188,000 homes.  Throughout the storm and in preparation, the state Department of Water Resources have setup use of traditional sandbags, large rock filled bags, but with too little resources on sandbagging and setup, they decided to turn to FloodSax® Sandless Sandbags.

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While the state Department of Water Resources have put many sandbags and large rockbags in use, the flooding emergency required more sandbags… and immediate deployment.  With an serious situation at hand and already limited manpower, the state Department of Water Resources decided to work with a trusted flood barrier solution; FloodSax®.  In response to an urgent call, FloodSax® USA worked quickly and closely with their logistics team to deliver over 2,500 bags of FloodSax® instant sandbags.  Delivery occurred in less than 1 day of the initial Saturday emergency phone call, FloodSax® were delivered to the Oroville Dam, to help divert the dam break water flows.

Racing against time, the California State Department of Water Resources needed to build a flood barrier wall at over 3 feet in height and over 100 feet long to divert flowing waters.  Understanding that FloodSax® offer an effective and unique patented design, it was an easy decision to go with FloodSax®.  FloodSax® will continue to work closely with officials and the geologists involved at the Oroville Dam to ensure effective flood damage mitigation. 

About FloodSax® USA:

FloodSax® Sandless Sandbags’ patented design offers instant, lightweight and highly stackable sandbags to create strong and effective flood wall barriers.  FloodSax® Sandbag Alternatives go from 1 lb. to 50 lbs. in minutes by absorbing almost any kind of fluid (from water to hazardous chemicals).  

FloodSax® helps protect life and property against flood waters, while absorbing fluids without the sand, labor, and mess.  As a super water absorbent pad, FloodSax® is ideal for protection from costly water damage, caused by leaky appliances, pipes, water heaters, aquariums, toilets, sinks and much more.  Dry, FloodSax® weigh about 1 lb., making it compact, lightweight and easy enough to be handled by virtually anybody.  Activated, FloodSax® sandbag alternatives expand to be up to 50 lbs. in weight, easy to stack, stagger and stable for superior flood barrier walls.

Flooding Disasters - Risks to the Community (families, businesses, schools and more)

Flooding Disasters - Risks to the Community (families, businesses, schools and more)

Flooding Risks

A major factor many cities, families, businesses, schools, etc. have to consider is flooding prevention. Just between 2001 and 2010, an estimated $2.7 billion dollars in losses was recorded in just the United States alone. Unfortunately, very few locations are free from the risks of flooding, and in fact 20% of floods occur in settings where flood risk is reported to be low. Therefore, flooding is a global and urgent issue. FloodSax recognizes the importance of immediate and long-term flooding prevention and protective measures. The company’s revolutionary Sandless Sandbags have changed the way thousands deal with protecting their homes and businesses from the potential consequences of flooding emergencies. The sandbag alternative is made with a patent approved, super-absorbent design that allows it to efficiently activate and absorb liquids within minutes.

FloodSax Sandbag Alternative and Absorbent Pad Products

Flooding disasters not only damage streets and buildings, but can also find their ways into your home, potentially causing thousands more in damages and health risks for your family. The fact that it can happen anywhere at any time makes it even more urgent for families and individuals to take preventive steps now. FloodSax products allow you to be prepared starting today with a few easy steps. Simply remove the packaging the sandbag comes in, place the product in the location where water may come in contact with the sandbag or customers can even pre-activate it by adding water, then use the FloodSax sandbags to create a barrier to your satisfaction.

FloodSax Sandless Sandbags Patent Design

The incredible design involved in FloodSax Sandless Sandbags allow the product to absorb 50 times its dry weight! Once in contact with liquid, the sandbag can retain the liquid contents for up to 90 days without risk of spills. Easy to use for anyone, the sandbag alternative is lightweight when dry and easy to store and use. Customers can store them for up to 10 years using a vacuum-sealed pouch as well. FloodSax products avoid the hassles involved in purchasing regular sandbags such as storage and transportation issues. Additionally, FloodSax sandbags utilize a biodegradable polymer crystal design and emphasize the importance of protecting the environment at the same time. Flooding is recorded as the most common natural disaster in the United States, and affects individuals, families, and companies worldwide. Taking flooding prevention steps today could save you time and money in the future.

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