Flood Preparation

Flood Preparation

Spring means Severe Weather Season and potential for flooding.These tips are great for flood preparation as well as any potential weather or natural disaster threat to your home. Being prepared for flooding does not render you flood-proof, so if your home suffers from flood damage brought on by weather events, you’ll want to know how to deal with the situation properly.

CREATE A PLAN -Become familiar with your community’s disaster preparedness plans and create a personal plan for your family. Identify escape routes from your home and neighborhood and designate an emergency meeting place for your family to reunite if you become separated. Also establish a contact point to communicate with concerned relatives.

CONDUCT A HOME INVENTORY-Thorough documentation of your belongings in a home inventory will help you file your flood insurance claim.

PAY ATTENTION– If flooding threatens, follow weather and news reports so you know how much danger you’re facing. Obey evacuation orders from local authorities.

For more tips on flood preparation visit Disaster Safety and Flood Smart