How to Cope...

What can you do if a flood is expected in your area?

Home Notes
• Move furniture and electrical items to safety
• Put flood boards, polythene and sandbags in place
• Make a list now of what you can move away from the risk
• Turn off electricity, water and gas supplies
• Roll up carpets and rugs
• Unless you have time to remove them hang curtains over rods
• Move sentimental items to safety
• Put important documents in polythene bags and move to safety
Garden and outside
• Move your car out of the flood risk area
• Move any large or loose items or weigh them down
• Move important documents, computers and stock, back up computer systems, store backups off site.
• Alert staff and request their help
• Farmers move animals and livestock to safety
• Store enough feed, off site, for several days
• Install flood defenses
• Move 0r protect key equipment and machinery
• Evacuation - Prepare a flood kit in advance
• Inform your colleagues, suppliers and customers that you may need to leave your premises.

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