Flood is another cataclysmic disaster we should all be prepared of. Flood survival requires preparedness and knowledge. Before learning how to survive, let us first know what flood is.
Flood is the overflowing of water from lakes, river , or other water sources which submerges the ‘dry areas’ in water.
Watch these videos to see the effects of this disaster. These are actual footage videos of real life disaster.
How to survive?
Pre-flood preparedness is the key to flood survival. As a prepper, your knowledge will save you.
Before the flood strikes, you should be well prepared for it because it may come anytime.
First to do, is check the flood prone areas. You can get flood hazard maps from local authorities. Also, help disseminate information in your communities to warn others.
Flood insurance. Make sure that your properties are covered by flood insurance. Find out how to apply in your area. Keep the documents in the safest place in your home. Most preferably, in a waterproof envelope, inside a secure drawer.
Your disaster supply kit. You must have an emergency supply in case of any emergency. Here’s a list of essentials that you should include in your bug-out bag.
- First aid kit and essential medications.
- Canned food and can opener
- At least three gallons of water per person
- Protective clothing, rainwear, and bedding or sleeping bags
- Battery-powered radio, flashlight, and extra batteries.
- Identification, such as a passport, driver’s license, etc.
Evacuation sites. You should know where the nearest evacuation site in your area. Plan an escape route (should be more than one). It is more convenient if you have your own emergency retreat house.
Another water disaster you should prepare for is the Tsunami.
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