South Somerset was hit by 3 major flood events in 2012, as opposed to the average of 1 per year. As a result, over 3,000 people were affected over a 12-month period.
South Somerset District Council stepped in to provide a new, innovative flood protection initiative, utilising HydroSack®s in place of traditional sandbags.
HydroSack®s were distributed amongst the 160,000 at risk residents of the council area. Council leaders hailed the campaign as a success, as even with a reduced budget, the South Somerset DC was able to adequately protect homes using HydroSack®s when the flooding continued to worsen.