What to Do During a Flood

• Know your best route from home or work to a secure high ground in case of flooding in your area.

• Put together escape plan for all family members to follow in case of a flooding emergency.

• Agree on a family meeting place in case of separation during a flood• Determine what to do with your family pets in case of flooding. Make arrangements for them before flooding occurs.

• Make a list of valuables and keep it in a place that would not be affected by a potential flood.

• Keep important documents, such as passport, driver licenses, birth certificates, insurance paperwork, banking documents, etc. in one place that is easily accessible and can be collected and taken with you quickly in case of a flooding emergency.

• Prepare a supply of drinking water in closed, clean, plastic containers, not glass jars, Make sure you have at least one (1) gallon of water per person per day.

• Make sure you haveĀ  at least three-day supply of non-perishable food that doesn’t need refrigeration or cooking and is compact and lightweight, such as: canned and ready to eat meat, fruit and vegetables, canned juices, trail mix, peanut butter, crackers, energy bar etc.

• Prepare two (2) first aid kits, one for your home and one for the car and include both prescription medication for you and your family members.

• By flashlights, a portable battery operated radio and batteries.

• Make sure your car gas tank is filled and store car emergency kit in the trunk.

• Monitor local media information and heed instructions from officials.



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