News 16,000 sandbags used during 2019 flood emergency SHARE ON: Phil McCabe, staff Thursday, Jun. 13th, 2019 A home that required sandbags during the recent flooding (photo taken by Phil McCabe) MINDEN HILLS, ON – Minden’s supply of sandbags were ravaged by the recent flooding. During the recent Committee of the Whole Meeting, Roads Superintendent Travis Wilson gave some insight into the number of sandbags that got used during the flooding. The reason for going over those numbers was the fact that through the flooding and state of emergency, Wilson was forced to get an additional 30,000 bags. According to Wilson’s report, the township has a 30,000 stockpile that it holds onto. Of those, the sandbagging operation at the Minden Hills Community Centre had 17,200 bags filled, with 15,400 of those being delivered. There were 600 bags filled and taken from the Furnace Park location, and another 200 filled and taken from the Kinmount road shed. All told, the township went through 16,200 bags. Wilson says that April 25th, the Emergency Control Group decided that ordering more bags was the best course of action. Two days later 35,000 bags were delivered. The total cost of getting all those bags is $13,842.50.