Floods are the most common type of natural occurrence that mankind is faced with on planet earth today. When you live in an area where flooding occurs it’s important that you prepare yourself for the damage. This article contains some great tips to help keep ahead of flooding that might occur.
First of all you should make sure that you sign up at a site like Google news, and select to receive flood alerts in your area via emails. That way they will come through to you when a newspaper article or warning from the met office has officially gone live.
Secondly, you can utilise the internet and check the path of your home. Usually there are 2 types of properties that are more at risk, those are the ones that are close to river, and of course the sea. River flooding is the most common type of flood that the UK sees and unfortunately because it is such a natural occurrence there is nothing that can be done usually. There has been a lot of flooding recently and many of the homes and damages that have occurred were simply not avoidable. Of course you are not going to be able to air lift your home to a higher ground when the rain starts!
Thirdly, you should ensure that you remain an active member of your community. When you socialise with people you will of course get to learn the latest gossip! If you were perhaps alone and not aware if recent news warnings then your neighbours will be sure to alert you when you see them in passing.
Fourthly, you should make sure that you consider your escape route should the worst happen. If you do indeed need to get out of your home, you should ensure that there is an exit available that will not get covered by flood water should it occur.
No 5- You should make sure that you watch the television and of course listen to the local radio station when you are out and about. You can tune into your local news channel and listen to the radio news as it is reported in your car.
Number 6- Staying alert at all times will help you to prepare too. If you see that the weather isn’t looking too good and you know that you are in an area that is prone to flooding, then keep alert and do not turn a blind eye to the warning signs. It doesn’t always take a radio report or a news channel forecast to make you realise that it will inevitably flood. You can of course see the flooding as it occurs.
Number 7- Ensure that you try and have a local newspaper delivery to your home each week. Although we rely a lot on technology nowadays, in the event of a natural disaster, local newspapers usually cover the news in your area, before the national news will.
Good luck. Having a perfect plan in place will save you a lot of unwanted upset further on down the line.