Volunteers help fill sandbags in Irondequoit while bagging machine used in other towns

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Members of the community joined officials from the Department of Public Works on East Ridge Road in Irondequoit on Wednesday to fill and distribute sandbags for those in need along the Lake Shore. 

The bagging machine, which the Town of Irondequoit, is sharing with other towns, is currently being used. Meaning, it all had to be done by hand. 

In addition to handing out sandbags, Town Supervisor Dave Seeley says they’re also offering advice to homeowners about how to best use them. 

“Sandbags really aren’t meant to act as a break wall,” he says. “They’re best positioned near your structure to prevent water from seeping in to your basement or through your windows. So it’s better to put them up on the house, they shouldn’t be there to protect your lawn.” 

In addition to the location at 2180 East Ridge Road, sandbags are also being handed out to Irondequoit residents at Spezio Park, which is on the opposite side of the river from the Port of Rochester, as well as the Irondequoit Bay Marine Park near Seabreeze. 
 

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