If you know a water flood in imminent and under a flood warning, water is coming upon you, you can prepare quickly with the following:
Cut the electrical power to your house.
If the ground around the fuse box is wet, stand on a dry piece of wood and flip the switches using a dry wooden object.
Remove furniture, electrical equipment, and other items from ground level.
If you have pesticides, insecticides, or other poisonous substances, place them in a safe place in order to polluting the surrounding area.
Remove toilet bowls and plug the drains and the sewer drain in your basement with wood plugs.
If your gutters are connected to the house’s sewage system, disconnect them.
Sandbags or polyethylene barriers are a great way to prevent floodwaters from entering your home.However, before doing so, make sure to obtain all relevant safety information from local agencies.
Don’t attempt to cut electrical power if there is water present.If the electrical wires come into contact with water, the consequences can be lethal.Leave your house IMMEDIATELY and do NOT return until local authorities confirm that it is safe to do so.
During a Flood
Listen to the radio to figure out which areas have been affected, which routes are safe for you to use in case local authorities request that you evacuate your home.