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Preparation Steps Before Flooding

 

Prepare
now for a future emergency. This will ensure the greatest degree of safety for you and your loved ones with the least amount of undue stress and panic.

Discuss
a plan of action in the event of flood danger with members of your household. Be sure to include provisions for small children, elderly or infirm individuals, as well as animals.

Learn
the safest route to your evacuation options.

Keep
automobiles fueled.

Keep
materials like plywood, plastic sheeting and lumber handy for emergency waterproofing.

Make
an itemized list of personal property including furnishings, clothing and valuables. Photographs of your home inside and out are helpful; take all important legal documents.

Before
a flood forces you to evacuate your home you should have information and supplies ready to take with you in case your home and belongings are damaged or destroyed.