Sandbags On Steroids

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POSTED: Monday, May 16, 2011 - 2:02pm

UPDATED: Monday, May 16, 2011 - 2:03pm

Massive sandbagging machine is helping protect one Louisiana town from flood waters.

Residents of Krotz Springs, Louisiana are hoping a new machine will help save their homes from oncoming flood waters.

The "RIBS" system brought to the town by Landmark Earth Solutions can be used to fill special sandbags that are six feet high and 100 feet long.

When working at capacity it acan fill 1,600 pags per hour.

"RIBS" stands for Rapid Installation Barrier System.
 

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