Storm Babet - Sandbags

Published on Thursday 19 October 2023

As a result of the severe weather alerts, our roads teams have been actively deploying sandbags to resilience groups and around vulnerable areas and buildings. This is to redirect flows and protect properties at risk.

Given the extreme weather event, Angus Council has a very limited supply of sandbags available at our roads depots for residents of Angus.

Due to limited numbers and the importance of prioritising the most vulnerable properties and people, residents should carefully consider whether they require sandbags.

A maximum of 20 each will be available while stocks last at our road depots at –

  • Brechin, Burgh Yard (adjacent to recycling centre), Commerce Street, DD9 6DY
  • Forfar, Tayside Contracts Depot, Kirriemuir Road, DD8 3TG
  • Arbroath, Tayside Contracts Depot, Cairnie Loan, DD11 3DS

More widely, you can get advice on how to use sandbags at GOV.UK.

They are also available from most builders' supply merchants or DIY centres.

For more information on how we manage the demand for sandbags, and support flood-specific and general resilience efforts through community flood action groups, self-help and emergency plans/response actions, view our Property Level Protection Policy.

Please see our Severe Weather Watch page for more information and advice relating to Storm Babet, or follow us on social media.