Why are we still using sandbags for flood protection ?
Nearly 10 years on from the Pitt Report.
After the floods of 2007 a report by Sir Michael Pitt recommended phasing out sandbags, saying they had limited use. He advocated using “flood boards” to block doorways and air brick covers instead.
Although the Environment Agency helps councils issue sandbags, it agrees they are “ineffective”, but says they are cheap
And still we don’t learn.