How to Prepare for a Flood

Flooding can happen anytime, anywhere. Are you prepared?

It’s important to be prepared for a flood – and it’s just as important to know what to do after a flood.

Follow these tips to be prepared for flooding:

Before a Flood

  • Make sure that you have adequate flood insurance.
  • Prepare a kit with emergency supplies. Also prepare a safe room in your home; include your emergency supplies, an air purifier, and a TV or radio. Plan an evacuation route in case you need to leave your home.
  • If you know a flood is coming, you can place sandbags around doors and windows. Place valuable items on high shelves.
  • Turn off your power before a flood hits.

During a Flood

  • Monitor the news and stay in a safe place.
  • Stay out of flood water and never drink flood water.

After a Flood

  • Contact your insurance company.
  • flood water pumpExtract any standing water with a water pump, or call a water damage restoration company.
  • Open doors and windows to air out the house, and turn on dehumidifiers.
  • Dry out and disinfect any wet items immediately. (Mold begins to grow in just two days.) Dri-Eaz manufactures a variety of products that will help you dry carpet, upholstery, and more.
  • If water damage is extensive, call a water damage restoration professional immediately.

Leave a Reply


  1. Catherine Brant

    This is useful info thank you for making this website. If there is a real flood i will follow these insrtuctions.

  2. Emily Cummings

    Thank you for making this available to the public. I have used this website to help my child on a project.

  3. Layla

    Thanks this has helped me in my natural disaster project

  4. flash Floods

    Excellent post. Very useful information particularly the ultimate part :) Thank you and best of luck.

Next ArticleEPA Decides to Let Rocket Fuel Remain in Water