How to Cope...
What can you do if a flood is expected in your area?
|• 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.