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Preparing your family for flooding

Prepare your family for emergencies

It is important to make sure that you and your family are as prepared as possible in the event a flood occurs. Here are some ways you can ensure that you and your family have everything you need. For more tip and resources, visit What You Can Do to Prepare for Flooding.

Create a 72-hour kit
The 72-hour kit holds supplies to support you and your family for three days in an emergency situation. It is recommended that you print this list and check off items as your accumulate them.

Create a flood plan
Make sure your family is prepared for up to 3 days with a flood plan.

Read our flooding guide
View our guide:Before, during and after flooding - Your guide to protecting family and property.

Get the latest alerts and notices - Visit our Stay informed page.

Create a plan for evacuation
Create an emergency plan in case you have to evacuate your home. For more information, see the Government of Canada's Get Prepared site. Designate an out of town contact that each family member knows to contact in case you are separated. Ensure everyone knows this person's contact information. Set a safe meeting spot outside of your neighborhood that every family member knows to go to or contact if it's not safe to return home.

Temporary barriers for flooding
Deploy temporary barriers in the form of earthen berms, flood tubes or sandbags to critical locations that are deemed vulnerable. Temporary barriers are deployed according to priorities based on the specifics of each event.