Emergency FloodSafe Plan

It is important that you are prepared in the event of a flood. Emergency flood plans should be developed for your household and business. Attached is a template which may help you develop your FloodSafe plan Emergency Flood Planning for Households. It is important to get to know your local area, particularly if there is a history of flooding and you should also be aware of the specific flood risk to your property. Regardless of whether you're planning for home or business the following things should be considered.

Evacuation Route and Emergency Relief centreRecord details given to you from your Council about local flood plans, problem areas and evacuation routes and Emergency Relief centres. To find your local Council's website for more details visit the Local Government Association website.
  
Locate Your Closest High GroundLocate an area of high ground where it would be safe to move your vehicles and equipment to.
  
FurniturePlan which items to raise if water threatens your home - furniture, clothing, valuables.
  
Hazardous SubstancesMake a list of dangerous items such as chemicals and poisons that you have which will need to be elevated or waterproofed.
  
Power, Water, GasRecord where your main switches for water, gas and electricity are so that they can be switched off if necessary.
  
InsuranceAsk your insurance company whether you are covered for any type of flood damage.
  
Emergency KitPrepare an Emergency Flood Kit.
  
CommunicationMake each member of your family aware of your emergency plan and emergency kit, and where they are located. Arrange where you would meet or how to contact each other if you were separated in an emergency.
 

Emergency Flood Planning for Households

Emergency Flood Plan template for small business