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  1. Share flood preparedness information with neighbors, students, family and friends. Using online resources, demonstrate how to prepare an emergency kit and an evacuation plan.

  2. Store emergency kits at work, home and in your car. Periodically check supplies and refresh water, food, batteries and first aid items when needed.

  3. Establish a family communication plan for emergencies. Your family may not be together during an emergency, so think about how you will communicate and where you will meet following an evacuation. Periodically review your plan.

  4. Keep storm drains clear. If your property is prone to flooding, have sandbags, plastic sheeting and other flood-fighting materials on hand.

  5. Consider flood insurance. Most homeowners’ insurance policies do not cover flood damage. Ask your insurance agent about obtaining flood insurance from the National Flood Insurance Program. Typically, a 30-day wait period is required before a flood insurance policy takes effect.  Contact your insurance provider for more information.

Download our Flood Preparedness brochures in English or Español.


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