Flood can be a major disaster in some countries. For those who stay in countries which often face floods, you must learn what to do before, during and after the flood.
- Make a personal flood plan.
- Always check the flood risk and weather forecast.
- Check road travel information before making a journey.
- Fill containers with clean water.
- Prepare a flood kit and keep it somewhere convenient for you to take when a flood comes.
- Move important documents and valuables to a higher ground or keep them in a bag so it is convenient for you to bring it with you.
- Fit flood protection products such as flood boards, airbrick covers, sandbags, and toilet bungs on downstairs toilet.
- Avoid walking through flood water: 6 inches of fast flowing water can knock over an adult and 2 feet water can move a car.
- Be aware of opened manhole covers as flood water may cause them to come off.
- Avoid crossing bridges when the water levels are high.
- Look out for hazards along the road.
- Call 999 if you are in danger or injured.
- If you are trapped indoor, move upstairs or to a higher place with means of escape.
- Keep calm.
- Follow the advice of emergency services if they tell you to evacuate.
- Get clothing, medication and baby care items.
- Tell someone if you want to stay with friends or relatives instead of the evacuation centre.