1.Avoid building in a floodplain.
2.Construct barriers to stop floodwater from entering your home.
3.Seal walls in basements with waterproofing compounds to avoid seepage.
4.If a flood is likely in your area, listen to the radio or television for information.
5.Be prepared! Pack a bag with important items in case you need to evacuate. Dont forget to include needed medications.
6.If advised to evacuate your home, do so immediately.
7.If there is any possibility of a flash flood, move immediately to higher ground.
8.If possible, bring in outdoor furniture and move essential items to an upper floor.
9.Do not walk through moving water. As little as 6 inches (15 centimeters) of moving water can make you fall.
10.If you have to walk in water, wherever possible, walk where the water is not moving. Use a stick to check the firmness of the ground in front of you.
11.Listen for news reports to learn whether the community water supply is safe to drink.
12.Avoid flood waters water may be contaminated by oil, gasoline, or raw sewage. Water may also be electrically charged from underground or downed power lines.
13.Be aware of areas where flood waters have receded. Roads may have weakened and could.