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Preparing your family for flooding

Follow the steps below to ensure that you and your family have everything you need, and review the Before, during and after flooding guide for more information.

Create a 72-hour kit

The 72-hour kit contains supplies to support you and your family for three days in an emergency. We recommend printing this list and check off items as your accumulate them.

Create a flood plan

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

Alerts and notices

Know how to get current river and weather-related information, and watch for updates on these channels

Create an evacuation plan

Create an emergency plan in case you must evacuate your home.

Designate an out of town contact that each family member knows to contact if you become separated. Ensure everyone knows this person's contact information. Set a safe meeting spot outside of your neighborhood that every family member knows where to go to or contact if it's not safe to return home.

Temporary flood barriers

Add temporary barriers such as flood tubes or sandbags to critical locations that are vulnerable during flooding.