Sandbags stops city from flooding

Illustration of a community working together to stop their town from being flooded by water – texted and non texted version

Working together to stop flooding

Text and drawing by Frits ahlefeldt

Communities need to work together to stop flooding under extreme weather, the classic way is to put up walls build of sandbags. This work often have to be done fast during bad weather as the flood approaches.

But it can actually in some ways help to strengthen local communities, when they get a chance to be active and help protect their community and city. Some even claim that the odds are that people will suffer less traumatic effects, if they get a chance to participate, instead of leaving everything to trained professionals

group of people working together to build a sand wall against rising sea Illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt
Group of citizens putting up sandbags along the coast in front of city – texted version
group of people working together to build a sand wall against rising sea Illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt
Saving city from storm surge – non texted version

Keywords – coast, climate change, flooding, community, thrive, resilience,
DAC, Dacoct2, livedrawing

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