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Prepare your household

Prepare your household

• Plan and practice your family emergency preparedness plan 
• Every member of the family should prepare a 'go bag' with emergency supplies for 72 hours
• Emergency kits should be easy to find or close to the door 
• Make copies of your most important documents and store them in water tight bags or off-site
• Establish a plan on how to communicate with friends, family, neighbours during a flood 
• Have an out of town contact to connect you with family and friends should local lines be congested in an emergency situation
• Keep important numbers in your wallet or have a list handy, not just on your phone 
• Have a meet up place for family to meet after a flooding emergency 
• Consider creating a closed social media group just for emergencies 
• Store treasured photos, family videos, important mementos, financial records in a safe place or higher level in the house 
• Save documents electronically or on a backup drive or portable thumb drive in advance 
• Have a plan to move lighter weight valuable electronic equipment like TVs, computers, laptops to higher levels and away from windows when a flood happens 
• Prepare your home with sandbagging and temporary flood measures to reduce your risk 

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Prepare a 72-hour emergency kit

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