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The Cost Savings of Big Bags USA Flood Barriers

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Flooding has many components to it. It’s emotional, it affects safety, but it’s also incredibly costly. An average from 2016-2018 showed that over those three years the U.S. experienced disaster costs exceeding $150 billion a year. At Big Bags USA, our protective flood barriers have a simplistic design that allows for more systems to be deployed by fewer workers using less training and natural resources than sandbags. This in itself is a huge savings, but it doesn’t stop there. 

There are enough things to be concerned about when flooding happens, don’t make filling sandbags one of them! Here are a few ways that our product can not only be time-saving, but more importantly cost-effective for your home, your business, and your community.
Cost & SavingsThere are many protective flood barrier products on the market to stop, prevent, and divert the flow of water and land containment. While many of these products work well, we feel it is best to identify any unique demands of the situatio…

Our Top 7 Flood Barrier Blog Posts

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This summer makes seven years that we’ve been blogging! The last seven years have held so many highs and lows, and we have been honored to be on the emergency call list of so many states and towns during a disaster. If this is your first introduction to Big Bags USA, a quick review is that we make the best flood barriers on the market. They are fast to assemble, extremely sturdy, cost-effective, and even reusable. For communities that are looking for a high-quality flood barrier, Big Bags USA has got your back.

Without further ado, here are the top seven posts we have had over the last seven years! Some are covering old disasters that we’ve had a part in helping. Others are a great introduction to our product!
#7. National Hurricane Preparedness Week: May 6-12Published on May 4th, 2018
Hurricane Preparedness Week runs from May 6th to May 12th this year. The National Weather Service is encouraging everyone to take this time to help build a weather-ready nation. Now is the time that we st…

Big Bags USA Flood Barriers & International Mud Month

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Did you know that June is International Mud Month? The original goal behind it was to remind us of the outdoors, the organized chaos of mother nature, and maintaining a connection to it. However, it also seems like a good time to talk about mudslides, how they affect the country, and why Big Bags USA can be a protector from there. Here are a few things you need to know about mudslides, and how our flood barriers protect from mudslides.

Getting Up Close and Personal With MudslidesNot every state experiences mudslides, but for those that do, it can be devastating. Some of the most common states to experience mudslides are New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, and California. What makes mudslides exceptionally prevalent is that they are often tied to wildfires. These natural disasters are incredibly devastating for a community, so if there’s a tool that can help - it’s time to use it! Thankfully, that’s where Big Bags USA comes into play.

The Makeup Of a MudslideBurned slopes are extremely susce…

The 10 Most Disaster Prone States

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Every state is going to experience flooding at some point - it’s inevitable. While it may feel like you are just at the whim of Mother Nature (and you kind of are), you are not without tools to prepare against it. Flooding happens, but that’s why there are flooding tools that can be purchased ahead of time and stored for when you need them. Even though flooding can happen anywhere, there are a few places that are more prone to it, so we’re going to take a look at those areas and then help you make a plan. 

10 States that Are Disaster ProneDisasters can range from fires to hurricanes, but did you know that flooding is a common result of many disasters? Here are the ten most disaster-prone areas in the country, taken from an article published by MoneyWise.com. You can see the rest of the states on their list, but we’re only covering the top ten.

10. ColoradoSince 1953, there have been 83 major disasters in Colorado. There are numerous types of disasters, from floods, droughts, blizzar…

What Causes Dam Failures?

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This season can be a hard one, as spring and summer rains begin, snowmelt should be finished, but the ground is saturated and water levels are high. But nothing is quite as catastrophic as the flooding that is caused from a dam failure. This is what our neighbors in Michigan are battling with, and the team at Big Bags USA Flood Barriers wants to help. Our team is honored to get out and support those who are in need of assistance, and we do quite often. Here are a few things you may want to know about dam failures, some recent news headlines about Michigan, a swell as how Big Bags USA can help with the best flood barriers on the market.


What Causes Dam Failures?As so many are finding themselves in precarious times right now, many are wondering "why?" Dam failures are catastrophic, and there are many reasons why something can happen to them. Here is a list from the Fema.gov website as to why dams can fail:
Overtopping caused by floods that exceed the capacity of the damDeliber…

Things You Can Do NOW to Prepare for Hurricane Season

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Hurricane season for 2020 will kick off on June 1st and run through November 30th. If you live in an area that experiences hurricanes, there are several things you can do to prepare ahead of time. It shouldn’t be too hard to remember what the stores looked like when everyone thought that essential items were going to be hard to come by, and hurricane situations will be no different. Don’t wait until the emergency happens to prepare for it! Here are a few things you can do now to help prepare for hurricane season this year.


Know Your Evacuation RoutesWhen a hurricane is on the way, knowing your evacuation route can be incredibly important. You will want to start by selecting a common meeting place for your family, or at the very least, a single point of contact. If you have pets, you will want to plan for their evacuation as well. You will need to turn off the utilities to your home, as well as follow the community disaster plans. Make sure you know which route you want to drive to ev…

7 Things You Shouldn’t Do After a Flood

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Every year, there are hundreds of floods that happen across the US. They cause millions of dollars in damage and are one of the most common forms of disaster - while also being some of the most destructive. We may not be able to stop Mother Nature from sending floods, but we can prepare for them to the best of our abilities. The first way to prepare is by stocking up on the best flood barriers on the market. But the second way to prepare is to know what to do and NOT do after a flood has happened. Here are seven things you should NOT do after a flood, and some of them might surprise you.


Ignoring the Flood Stage WarningsEven if you don’t live in a direct flood plane, knowing what is happening to the areas around you can be incredibly important. In many cases, flooding can reach the neighboring communities well before the flood has reached its peak. If you even live close to a river or body of water, you’ll want to know what’s happening during the storms.

Driving or Wading Through Flo…