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What should your family do to prepare for a flood?

What should your family do to prepare for a flood?

To prepare for a flood, you should:

  1. Build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.
  2. Avoid building in a floodplain unless you elevate and reinforce your home.
  3. Elevate the furnace, water heater and electric panel in your home if you live in an area that has a high flood risk.

How do I create a family disaster plan?

Create a Family Disaster Plan

  1. Gather information.
  2. Know the warning signals for your area.
  3. Obtain insurance for your family and home.
  4. Stay alert for emergency broadcasts.
  5. Choose a post-hazard meeting place for your family.
  6. Make a family communication plan.
  7. Make a family emergency supply kit.

What should a family emergency plan include?

What do I need to include in my family emergency plan?

  • Phone numbers. Post emergency numbers in a central place where they won’t be missed.
  • An emergency contact.
  • Escape routes.
  • Emergency meeting spots.
  • Pet plan.
  • Important documents.
  • A “go-bag.” This ready-to-go supply kit can help your family leave home quickly.

What are four things a family can do to be safe in a flood?

Flood Safety Tips

  • Gather emergency supplies, including non-perishable food and water.
  • Listen to your local radio or television station for updates.
  • Have immunization records handy (or know the year of your last tetanus shot).
  • Bring in outdoor items (lawn furniture, grills, trash cans) or tie them down securely.

How do you plan a flood?

Learn and practice evacuation routes, shelter plans, and flash flood response. Gather supplies, including non-perishable foods, cleaning supplies, and water for several days, in case you must leave immediately or if services are cut off in your area. Keep important documents in a waterproof container.

What should be done during flood?

• Ignore rumours, stay calm, don’t panic.

  • • Don’t enter floodwaters.
  • • Do not allow children to play in or near flood waters.
  • • Raise furniture, appliances on beds and tables.
  • • Keep cattle / animals in the shed and ensure their safety.
  • • Don’t leave the harvested produce in the open field.
  • What can you do to prepare for a flood?

    Flash floods develop quickly….Assemble disaster supplies:

    • Drinking water – Fill clean containers.
    • Food that requires no refrigeration or cooking.
    • Cash.
    • Medications and first aid supplies.
    • Clothing, toiletries.
    • Battery-powered radio.
    • Flashlights.
    • Extra batteries.

    What plans does your family have for when a landslide occurs?

    What to Do if You Suspect Imminent Landslide Danger

    • Contact your local fire, police, or public works department. Local officials are the best persons able to assess potential danger.
    • Inform affected neighbors.
    • Evacuate.
    • Curl into a tight ball and protect your head if escape is not possible.

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