Emergency flood kit
Being prepared will make things so much easier if your home is ever flooded. Putting together a flood kit ‘grab bag’ is a key way of minimising the risks and surviving the worst, if you choose to stay in your home or are evacutated to a rest centre.
Essentials if you are evacuated to a rest centre:
- Insurance documents and other important documents.
- Mobile phones and any chargers.
- Children’s essentials (milk, baby food, sterilised bottles & spoons, nappies, wipes, nappy bags, clothing, comforter, teddy or favourite toy).
- Emergency cash and credit cards.
- Essential prescription medication / repeat prescription forms.
What you should also consider:
- Insurance emergency helpline, local council and emergency service numbers, family and friends telephone numbers, local radio frequencies.
- Portable battery radio. A windup radio is a good backup.
- Torch with spare batteries is best. A windup torch is a good backup.
- Camera to record damage for insurance purposes (digital cameras are best).
- Bottled water (check use-by date).
- Non-perishable food items (including energy or cereal bars).
- Wash kit and essential toiletries (including toilet and wet wipes).
- Blankets, duvets, warm clothes.
- Pack of playing cards or family games.
- Additional items: wellington boots, waterproof clothing, rubber gloves.
- First aid kit.