If your home was about to be breached by flood water would you know what to pack in an emergency flood kit?
We’ve listed the items in this list, hopefully you’ll be fine but just in case you get a flood warning get these items ready.
1. Waterproof clothing
Normal clothing gets saturated during a flood, protect your best clobber by wearing waterproofs during the emergency.
2. Portable radio
There’s a good chance the mains power will be down during a flood, you should definitely turn the power off at the mains if water is about to breach your property. So have a portable radio on standby to monitor the news and the latest updates on weather warnings.
Without power your home will plunge into darkness at night, dig out a few torches, wind-up lanterns and have candles and matches on standby too.
4. Spare batteries
To keep your radio and torch working.
5. Water bottles
A bumper pack of bottled water will be handy during the emergency.
6. Tinned food
If you are stranded at the property you’ll get hungry at some point so tinned food will be a welcome relief.
7. Camping stove
To cook tinned food on and to boil water for hot drinks.
8. Mobile phone
To keep you in contact with the outside world.
To stay warm.
Keep vital documents safe like your passport and home insurance policy, you’ll need this to make a claim.
These are some of the items we think you should include in a basic flood kit, if you can think of any more tell us what you think.