Invention promises to keep flood waters from destroying your property

Invention promises to keep flood waters from destroying your property

Invention promises to keep flood waters from destroying your property

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by Vanessa Coria, 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on November 21, 2013 at 6:56 AM

Updated Thursday, Nov 21 at 7:01 AM

VIRGINIA BEACH--When the winds whip up in Hampton Roads and the tides are high, many of us end up practically underwater.  

An inventor from London has come up with something he believes can stop flood waters from destroying your home and business.  He describes it as a 'sandless sandbag' and says it can be used  in place of a traditional sandbag and with less money out of your pocket.

"Now, nobody's ever, in a hundred years, taken the sandbag on -- face-on -- and come up with another version that will work," explains Richard Bailey, the inventor of FloodSax.

How do they work? Are these really the solution to stopping flooding?  A homeowner used FloodSax in her storm-soaked garage.  See the results tonight on 13News Now at 11pm. Also, learn more about flood mitigation from the experts about other ways you can protect your property when water is on the rise.

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