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FloodSax Sandless Sandbags at National Weather Conference featured on KHOU Houston

KHOU Houston today covered FloodSax® as a key flood protection solution highlighted at the National Weather Conference in Florida.

KHOU features FloodSax Sandless Sandbags for Houston

From KHOU staff:

HOUSTON—Hurricane season is in less than three months away and at the National Hurricane Conference this week in Orlando is looking at new ways to protect you from a flood threat.

When a storm approaches, we’ve been told to “hide from the wind” and “run from the water.” -What if you could turn the tide on the rising flood?  A special sand bag that promises to help doesn’t use sand, but water.

“It’s got a super absorbent polymer inside the bag, so it absorbs the water.  Goes from a pound to 50 pounds in five minutes, holds back water for 90 days and it’s bio-degradable,” said Adam Shute, with FloodSax®.

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FloodSax Wins 2014 IHA Innovations Award

Prestigious award from the International Housewares Association recognizes revolutionary qualities and functionality of the FloodSax sandless sandbags in the cleaning categoryby virtually anyone to form an effective barrier to floodwaters or soak up water from burst pipes

Watertown, SD (PRWEB) March 18, 2014

FloodSax Americas, LLC today announced that the FloodSax sandless sandbag has been awarded the 2014 IHA Innovation Award in the cleaning category.  Floodsax® is a self-activating sandless sandbag flood defense system for homeowners, business owners and governmental agencies in the United States. Floodsax uses a proprietary biodegradable polymer that absorbs water to form a sandless sandbag. The award is a recognition that FloodSax is more than just a sandless sandbag for flood protection, but a key part of every homeowner’s cleaning supplies. Used to absorb water and other liquids, FloodSax can protect valuable property and allow cleanup in ways that were never before possible or practical. Delivered as a flat one-pound sack, they absorb up to 45 pounds of fresh water in five minutes, forming a dense gel that blocks and redirects water, while forming to each other or adjacent structures for a tighter fit than traditional sandbags. Because they are stored dry, they are cleaner, lighter, more effective and easier to use in the places and times when sandbags are most needed.


FloodSax® saved several homes from flooding during Hurricane Sandy

A WALL of FloodSax® saved several homes from flooding when Hurricane Sandy wreaked devastation in the USA.  Around 50 properties were at risk of flooding when the Delaware River rose 2ft as the killer storm struck the New York area in late October.  Residents feared the water would flood basements in their homes that are only around 100ft from the river in the Old New Castle area not far from New Jersey.

So they turned to Jonathan Cochran who owns Cochran and Son plumbing and construction company in New Castle for help.

He helped eight worried homeowners by building walls of FloodSax® sandless sandbags to keep the water out … and it worked for every resident with no water getting into their basements from the flood surge itself.

Jonathan said the highest wall constructed from around 80 FloodSax® was just over 4ft high and 9ft wide and this picture dramatically shows the water level and the amount of debris the wall kept at bay.

“If the water had got into the basement at these homes the damage caused in each one would have been in the region of $3,000 or $4,000,’’ he said. “These homes had suffered from flooding before and there was no way the people living there wanted to go through that again.

“One man did have regular sandbags in his garage but he didn’t want to go through all the hassle of moving them outside again. He was very satisfied with how the FloodSax® worked.’’

Jonathan said one resident used FloodSax® alternative sandbags to stop the water from  reaching his home and they worked fine. But he lives in a terraced house and his next door neighbour didn’t have FloodSax® and his basement was so badly flooded the water seeped through to his neighbour’s basement.

Jonathan added: “The man who used the FloodSax® said that if his neighbour didn’t deploy FloodSax® the next time there was a flood risk, he’d buy them for him!’’

Working in the construction industry means Jonathan has discovered other uses for FloodSax®. If it is raining heavily he uses them as a barrier to stop filthy water from the construction site running off into other properties.

“The neighbours next to construction sites would get real mad if we let muddy water get on to their properties,’’ he said. “They make a highly effective diversionary barrier.’’