Here are a few tips to help you prepare for a flood:
- Make an itemized list of personal property well in advance of a flood occurrance.
- Assemble a disaster supplies kit containing: first aid kit, canned food and manual can opener, bottled water, extra clothing, rubber boots and gloves, NOAA Weather Alert Radio, battery operated radio, emergency cooking equipment, flashlightand batteries.
- If you live in a flood prone area, keep sandbags, plastic sheets and lumber on hand to protect property. Install check valves in building sewer traps.
- Know the elevation of your home in relation to nearby water routes and FEMA Flood zones.