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Preparing for a Flood

Preparing for a Flood

Preparing for a Flood

  • Photo courtesy of FEMA.Make an itemized list of personal property well in advance of a flood occurring. Photograph the interior and exterior of your home. Store the list, photos and documents in a safe place.
  • Memorize the safest and fastest route to high ground. Keep a battery-operated radio on hand, along with emergency cooking equipment and a flashlight.
  • If you live in a frequently flooded area, keep sandbags, plastic sheets and lumber on hand to protect property.
  • Know the elevation of your property in relation to nearby streams and other waterways, and plan what you will do and where you will go in a flood emergency.