Preparing an Emergency Flood Kit

An emergency flood kit is intended to keep you going for a number of days should you become isolated or unable to leave your home. It should contain all the essential items you need should you become isolated in your home without heat, power and lighting. It may not be possible or safe to leave your home in heavy flooding, for example in 2014 homes and communities in Somerset were isolated by severe flooding.
Where should you store your emergency flood kit?
You should store your flood kit upstairs if possible and don’t forget to note its location on your flood plan.
What should you store your flood kit in?
You’ll need a container that large enough to store everything you need for all your household such as a large plastic box with a lid.
What should you include in your emergency flood kit?
All households will differ, making preparing an emergency flood kit a family activity as not only will this help ensure you have everything you need but it will also help prepare children for what they need to do.
REMEMBER to check your flood kit regularly to ensure that food and water supplies are in date and that batteries etc still work.