Flood Preparedness Checklist

The Flood Preparedness Checklist is a comprehensive guide to help you prepare for a potential flood. It covers topics such as assessing your flood risk, protecting your property, planning an evacuation route, assembling an emergency supply kit, and creating a family communication plan. Additionally, the checklist outlines specific steps to take if a flood warning is issued in your area, such as turning off utilities, moving to higher ground, and avoiding floodwaters. It also provides tips on how to prepare your home, such as making sure your sump pump is in working order, clearing gutters and downspouts of debris, and sealing cracks in the foundation. Overall, the Flood Preparedness Checklist is an invaluable tool for preparing for a potential flood.

  • Prepare an emergency kit with food, water, first aid supplies, flashlights, and a battery-powered radio.
  • Make sure your family knows where to find the emergency kit and the evacuation plan.
  • Have a plan for your pets during an evacuation.
  • Know your area's flood risk and know your property's elevation.
  • Have an evacuation plan in place and practice it with your family.
  • Have a plan for communication should you lose access to your phone or computer.
  • Move important documents and valuables to a higher elevation.
  • Have sandbags available to redirect water away from your home.
  • Install a sump pump and back-up generator.
  • Make sure your insurance is up to date and covers flooding.
  • Consider purchasing flood insurance if you are in a high-risk area.
  • Have a plan for cutting the power to your home if the water is rising.
  • Keep your cell phone charged and with you at all times.
  • Listen to local news and weather forecasts.
  • Follow the instructions of local officials and evacuate if necessary.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What should I do to prepare for a flood?

    To prepare for a flood, make sure to create an emergency plan, review your insurance coverage, secure valuable documents and items, prepare a flood emergency kit, identify potential flood hazards, and take steps to protect your property.