How to Prepare for Rain if You Live in a Flood Zone

If you live in a flood-prone area, It’s best to be prepared ahead of time. You should have a plan in place to protect your family and your home. In this article, we will help you prepare for a flood if you do live in a Flood Zone area.

If your home is located in a flood-prone area, keep in mind that Regular Homeowners Insurance does not cover flood damage costs. In addition to Homeowners Insurance, you may want to consider purchasing Flood Insurance, which is available to Homeowners through the National Flood Insurance Program.

Pack an Emergency Kit and store it somewhere easily accessible should you have to vacate your home or shelter in place. When packing an Emergency Kit, you should have enough food & water for at least 3 days (per person). It is recommended that you have at least 1 gallon of water per person per day. Some other important things you should have are:

  • Medications
  • Blankets/Pillows
  • Portable Chargers
  • Flashlights/Batteries
  • Portable Water Filter
  • Canned Goods/Can Opener
  • Copies of Personal/Important Documents

Pay Attention to Flood Alerts

If a Flood Watch has been issued, this is a good time to unplug electrical components and move furniture out of the way. You should make sure your valuables and original documents are stored in a waterproof storage box. This is also a good time to evacuate if you have to. 

If a Flood Warning is issued and you have decided to shelter in place, this is the time to move to higher elevations if you can and make sure you have your Emergency Kit ready, also remember you should not enter flooded areas or moving water, whether on foot or a vehicle, even if the area appears to have low inches of water. 

If your home does flood due to rain JW Home Care is here to help with the clean-up process. We are an IICRC Certified Firm and we are ready to respond to your emergency 24/7. Give us a call at  1-877-505-7188

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