Flood & Erosion Protection



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What is Flood Mitigation?

Flood mitigation is the way communities provide protection. Hazard mitigation means that authorities are taking action to reduce the future risk and working on ways to reduce future damage. In recent years there has been a noticeable rise in flooding.

rebuilding sand dune after storm surge  Coastal communities have always had to deal with hurricanes and with the crush of development on or near the coast line communities need to create a flood mitigation plan and provide resources to help minimize the impact of floods. While we can’t always predict a storm, one can always prepare.

Communities need to take a look at:

  • Flooding Risk prone areas
  • Assessments of risk and vulnerable areas
  • Create plan of actions to shore up against flooding risks.

One of the first steps invoices understanding the risk of flooding. Is storm surge the big risk? What about sheet flow from after the storm or heavy rain? Next create a plan that involves the management and control of flood waters giving the flooding a safe escape path. Finally it’s about executing the plan and monitoring the next storm then making adjustments as needed. TrapBags® are the perfect solution to divert not only flood waters but mud debris flow as well. Once the flooding risk are understood communities need to create a plan of action.

Communities need to create a plan for flooding protection for the community:


For coastal communities need to make sure their dunes are healthy. Those that have eroded due to storm surge can use the TBR200. TrapBag® TBR200 is the perfect foundation to rebuild sand dunes. Sand dunes help reduce the devastating impact from storm surge. While water may go over the top of the dune, the TrapBag® draw a line in the sand. In terms of minimizing erosion but more importantly reduce the flow of sand past the TrapBag® Sand Dune.

Communities that are based near a river prone to flooding should consider having TrapBags® in storage. This way, when a storm approaches they can rapidly deploy TrapBags®. Once deployed the TrapBags® will hold back the rising river waters protecting buildings and infrastructure.

For communities that are near hills or mountains needed to consider using TrapBags® as Cofferdam’s. This is especially effective in areas that were devastated by forest fires. TrapBags® when deployed can also help protect against Mudslides by slowing down the velocity of water runoff which helps in reducing erosion of the top soil.

Individual home owners need to assets their own risk and create a plan:
Property owners need to understand their own flooding risk. Some might need a small barrier to divert flood waters while others might need a complete flooding solution.