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Bangkok's neighbouring province, Samut Sakhon, could experience a loss of as much as 150 billion baht as severe floods are expected to hit the province later this week and last about a month, says the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI). About 35 kilometres southwest of Bangkok, Samut Sakhon is home to nearly 5,000 factories with a total industrial workforce of 500,000, the majority of which are employed in the seafood sector, including SET-listed Thai Union Frozen Products Plc (TUF), one…

How To Build an Earthbag Roundhouse - Sandbags have long been used, and still are to this day for creating strong, protective barriers, or for flood control. The same reasons that make them useful for these applications carry over to creating housing. Since the walls are so substantial, they resist all kinds of severe weather even bullets and also stand up to natural calamities such as earthquakes and floods.

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See how FloodSax builds a quick flood dam in just minutes. Nothing else compares to these FULL SIZED sandless sandbags. Stack higher and more powerful flood barrier walls with these sandbag alternatives.

Building with earthbags (sometimes called sandbags) is both old and new. Sandbags have long been used, particularly by the military, for creating strong, protective barriers, or for flood control. The same reasons that make them useful for these applications carry over to creating housing. Since the walls are so substantial, they resist all kinds of severe weather (or even bullets) and also stand up to natural calamities such as earthquakes and floods. They can be erected simply and quickly…

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Evacuations Increase as German Dike Breaks

Sandbags and flood defences in Lauenberg on the Elbe, north germany, June 2013

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it's a thought ... dirt cheap....earthbag building is also known as superadobe, flexible-form rammed earth or sandbag construction. Whatever you call it, it is earthquake resistant, flood resistant, hurricane resistant, fire resistant and termite proof ... perhaps a little paint ... perhaps a good technique for a chicken coop ...

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