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Preparing for a triple-dip La Nina

Are you ready for another La Niña?

Australian Meteorologists have predicted a third consecutive La Niña event to remain until at least until the end of the year. And if the past is any indication, it’s likely we can expect more heavy downpours and flooding on the Eastern Seaboard. If your area is at risk, here are some proactive measures to help you prepare for the worst.

Coir Logs to prevent erosion

Coir logs preventing erosion on a sandbank.
Coir logs preventing erosion on a sandbank

Heavy rain and flooding can speed up the erosion process, particularly when there’s no established vegetation. Coir logs are a great way to prevent erosion from occurring – they’re made from 100% coconut husk, a natural and renewable by-product of coconut processing. Coir logs retain earth particles and allow water to seep through. Our coir logs are 200mm in diameter and measure 2.4 metres long, with pre-drilled holes for easy installation and stacking potential. So if you don’t want to loose half your hill when it rains, cost-effective coir logs are hard to beat.

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FloodSmart Pillow as a low-footprint sandbag alternative

FloodSmart Pillow activates with fresh water to form a barrier

If floods are at your front door, the last place you’ll want to be is at your local sandbag filling station. The FloodSmart Flood Pillow is the sandbag alternative that you can keep stored away until you need it. This clever product features a special polymer which activates when exposed to fresh water. Stackable to create an effective barrier against nuisance water.

FloodSmart Pillow activates with fresh water to form a barrier

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Dewatering Bags filter sediment from floodwater

You’ll want to pump away any standing water as soon as possible. But releasing sediment-laden stormwater down the drain is likely to result in financial penalties with local councils and the EPA. The best way to remove sediment from flood water is to filter it using a dewatering bag. Dewatering bags are made from heavy duty non-woven geotextile fabric, which traps silt and sediment as contaminated water is pumped through.

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Hydrocarbon spills on land or water

Oil spills and rainbow sheens are never a good look, and we recommend a granular absorbent such as EnviroPeat for clean up. This economical and environmentally-friendly granular absorbent is suitable for cleaning up hydrocarbon spills on sealed and unsealed surfaces. Enviropeat also has hydrophobic (water-repelling) properties. This means it will float and can also be used to absorb hydrocarbons from water.

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We hope you’ve found this article interesting and informative. If you’d like us to help you prepare for La Niña, please reach out to discuss your specific requirements today on 1300 991 180 or email [email protected].

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