Flood Preparedness [4 Things You Should Do]

Flood Preparedness [4 Things You Should Do] by Ken Jorgustin for Modern Survival Blog

Flood Preparedness is a topic that applies to a huge number of people.Flooding can destroy tremendous amounts of agriculture and it can damage or destroy homes (and lives).

According the American Red Cross, and others, “Floods are among the most Frequent and Costly natural disasters.”

Floods and Flash Flooding are natural disasters that will strike in deserts, rain forests, populated areas, rural areas, mountains, valleys… It’s pretty much possible anywhere.

A flood can result from heavy or prolonged rain, melting snow, ice jams, storm surge, coastal storms, dam overflows, and other water systems.

Flooding can be slow, or a Flash Flood can occur suddenly due to rapidly rising water along a stream or low-lying area.

Flash floods are especially dangerous because they may happen without warning. In just a few minutes roaring water carrying debris – even boulders – can sweep away most things in their path.

Small streams, creeks, culverts, or even dry stream-beds that appear harmless in dry weather can flood. And it can happen fast.

FLOOD PREPAREDNESS

These are the four things you should do:

1. Know your area history
2. Be prepared to evacuate
3. Stay safe with these Flood Preparedness Tips
4. Flood insurance

FLOOD HISTORY OF YOUR AREA

If you already live in a flood zone or floodplain, know (research) the flooding history of your area.

Find out how often they happen where you live. And then prepare accordingly.

Here’s a online tool where you can enter your address to discover your flood risk: Flood Map Service Center

If you are located in an area that is susceptible to flooding (or even if you don’t), you should have a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert for watches and warnings.

Continue reading: Best Weather Alert Radio – Which One Should I Get?

BE PREPARED TO EVACUATE

You don’t want to mess around with flood waters! Water is LOTS more powerful than you may think.

6 to 12 inches of water on the road will likely float your vehicle. Now it’s too late to get out, evacuate.

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Ken Jorgustin

Ken Jorgustin’s survival blog focuses on a wide variety of preparedness topics varying from short to long term actions and solutions for wide-ranging scenarios of preparation… for daily life, disaster, or even SHTF collapse. Subjects include situational and risk awareness, the dangers, systemic risks, and avoidance of dependence upon the major ‘modern’ systems that we take for granted, topics of self-reliance and self-sufficiency, and practical solutions to live a way of life while surviving these uncertain times. Modern Survival is Preparedness For Life Preparedness is a process and will become a way of life – one in which you have more control over your own destiny. Being better prepared will help liberate you from “the system” which in many ways is designed to hold you down and keep you “dependent”. Modern Survival Blog has been committed since JAN-2010 to produce a wide variety of information to hopefully provide you with ideas for your own preparedness.