Getting sandbags ready
If you live in an area prone to flooding, you should protect your property by having your own sandbags ready. You can buy these from any builders merchant. It is best to store hessian sandbags unfilled, in a waterproof area, as the hessian will rot and may only last around four months when filled.
The Council provides a limited number of sandbags which you can collect at the following places
Tollcross Fire Station - 6 West Tollcross EH3 9QN
Crewe Toll Fire Station - 223 Telford Road EH4 2PW
Liberton Fire Station - 19 Kirk Brae EH16 6TS
Newcraighall Fire Station - 90 Newcraighall Road EH21 8QS
Marionville Fire Station - 51 Marionville Drive EH7 6BH
South Queensferry Fire Station - Ferryburn, Rosebery Avenue EH30 9QS
Powderhall Depot - 165 Broughton Road EH7 4LG.
Temporary flood defences
The Council will provide temporary barriers and sandbag walls to protect vulnerable areas during flood alerts. It is vital that you do not remove these. You may be putting your own and other people's lives and properties at risk.