Prepare for Flooding
- Stockpile emergency building materials.
- Be realistic about the use of sandbags. It takes one person an hour to fill and properly place 50 bags, but it may take as many as 1,000 sandbags to create a strong wall only three feet high and 20 feet long.
- Make home improvements to reduce loss. Consider installing check valves in your plumbing to prevent flood water backup and moving your appliances to higher ground to prevent costly replacements.