Flood Preparedness

Flooded Street

Warmer temperatures are here, which means summer is on its way. Along with summer fun we sometimes experience severe weather and flooding, talk with your family about how to stay safe and take action to get prepared! Planning and preparing can help you manage the impact of severe weather.

Check out information from FEMA's Ready Program about Flood Preparedness. The American Red Cross also has some helpful information about flood safety including:

  • Gather emergency supplies
  • Make a family emergency communication plan
  • Stay informed, make sure you are watching the latest weather reports

To learn more about preparing for flooding and severe weather, take a look at this video, Flood Preparedness Floodsmart.

  1. Emergency Shelter in Place Kit
  2. Go Bag (Evacuation)
  3. Vehicle Emergency Kit
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger
  • First Aid Kit
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Local maps
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities