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10 Survival Tips For Floods Every Homeowner Should Know

Flooding is a natural disaster that can be caused by heavy rain, hurricanes, or tsunamis.

In addition to causing damage to homes and infrastructure, floods pose a significant threat to human life.

It is essential for homeowners to know what to do in case of a flood.

With that said, here are ten survival tips for floods that every homeowner should know.

1)) Follow Weather Updates

Keep an eye on weather forecasts to stay informed about potential flooding in your area.

You can sign up for alerts from local government agencies or use weather apps on your phone.

2)) Create An Emergency Kit

Prepare a survival kit that includes important documents, medications, and basic supplies such as torches, food, and water.

Keep the kit in a waterproof container in an easily accessible location.

3)) Know Your Evacuation Routes

Plan ahead and know your evacuation routes.

Keep a map in your emergency kit and discuss the evacuation plan with your family.

4)) Prepare Your Home

Install flood barriers, and seals and have sandbags ready to minimize water damage.

Keep all electrical equipment and appliances elevated or unplugged to prevent electrocution.

5)) Have A Family Communication Plan

Establish a code word or phrase that everyone in the family knows, and that they can use to signal danger.

Always plan to move to higher ground, and designate a meeting place for your family.

6)) Protect Important Documents

Store your important documents in waterproof containers or bags that are easy to grab and take with you when you evacuate.

7)) Stay Informed

Listen to news reports or check social media for information about the status of the flood or emergency responses.

8)) Avoid Floodwater

Do not attempt to wade through floodwaters, as they may contain dangerous debris, chemicals, or wildlife. Also, avoid driving in flooded areas as moving water could quickly overwhelm your car.

9)) Call For Help

If you are trapped, call for help as soon as possible. Call for rescue teams, or signal to rescuers with a flashlight or emergency whistle.

10)) Stay Safe

Follow the advice of emergency response teams. Stay in safe areas until it is safe to return to your home. Floods can have lasting impacts and should be taken seriously.

Pro-Tip: Investing in an emergency radio and walkie-talkies can be a game-changer in times of crisis.

Emergency radios, often equipped with hand-crank or solar-powered options, provide reliable access to important weather updates and public emergency alerts, even during power outages.

Walkie-talkies, on the other hand, ensure direct, instantaneous communication with family members or emergency services when cell phone networks are down or overloaded.

These devices offer a layer of security and preparedness that can make all the difference when every second counts.


Floods can be deadly; however, emergencies can be reduced by following these survival tips.

Being prepared can make all the difference in times of flood.

By knowing the evacuation route, staying alert, and taking adequate precautionary measures, homeowners can ensure the safety of themselves and their families during a flood.

Remember, it is better to be safe than sorry!

Unfortunately, we live in some trying times filled with civil unrest caused by a perfect storm that includes a lack of employment driven by an unstable economy, automation, corporate restructuring, and a host of other manmade catastrophes that increases the crime rate. This doesn’t even include all of the natural disasters that are known to wreak havoc on the lives of their victims. Since none of us have any control over these things, we must do everything within our power to be prepared. Visit Survivor Insiders often to get tips and advice on how to stay safe during these events!

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