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How to prep for flooding?

 
Noah UK
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How to prep for flooding?
Any top tips for flooding prep 101?
Seems it's now a global phenomenon so how do we prep?
UK just starting to flood!

To start you need to store clean water!
Mental Case

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06/12/2019 07:06 PM

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Re: How to prep for flooding?
Buy shorter pants!
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06/12/2019 07:07 PM
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I just installed a new battery in my car. Don't be stranded man.
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06/12/2019 07:08 PM
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I'm not much of a swimmer so I keep a life jacket behind the front seat of my car at all times
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Re: How to prep for flooding?
Buy shorter pants!
 Quoting: Mental Case


We call them trousers in the UK! pants is underware!
But I don't see how they would help in a flood?
Joking aside flooding is occuring globally now!!!!

So lets prep!
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I'm not much of a swimmer so I keep a life jacket behind the front seat of my car at all times
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So it floods and you escape your car in your life jacket then what? you die a few days later from dehydration?...
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Buy shorter pants!
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Re: How to prep for flooding?
I just installed a new battery in my car. Don't be stranded man.
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Does your battery work under water?
Check the IP rating on the label ;)

You need a better plan!
Mental Case

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06/12/2019 07:14 PM

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Re: How to prep for flooding?
You nailed in on the first post OP.

Oddly enough, the first thing you need (that's in short supply) after a flood is drinking water.

After that it's situational awareness and know where higher ground is at all times.
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Re: How to prep for flooding?
Buy shorter pants!
 Quoting: Mental Case


Everything's coming up Milhouse!


 Quoting: Coppercoal


Ok thats funny!
But lets be serious for a second! Look at the global flooding this year already!

So top tips only please!
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06/12/2019 07:16 PM
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You nailed in on the first post OP.

Oddly enough, the first thing you need (that's in short supply) after a flood is drinking water.

After that it's situational awareness and know where higher ground is at all times.
 Quoting: Mental Case


Thanks and good tip! know where higher ground is!!!
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Re: How to prep for flooding?
I'm not much of a swimmer so I keep a life jacket behind the front seat of my car at all times
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 10485453


So it floods and you escape your car in your life jacket then what? you die a few days later from dehydration?...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 61006856


are you stupid or what?
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Re: How to prep for flooding?
I just installed a new battery in my car. Don't be stranded man.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 10485453


Does your battery work under water?
Check the IP rating on the label ;)

You need a better plan!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 61006856


so water is rising and your stranded because your batter is shot.

chuckle
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Re: How to prep for flooding?
If you live in Florida, all of your tops should be outfitted with swimmies.
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06/12/2019 07:23 PM
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Re: How to prep for flooding?
UK has 17 flood warnings and 68 alerts!!
[link to flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk (secure)]

useful advise from website:
prepare a bag that includes medicines and insurance documents,
turn off gas, water and electricity,
move things upstairs or to safety,
wear short trousers or pants!
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Re: How to prep for flooding?
I'm not much of a swimmer so I keep a life jacket behind the front seat of my car at all times
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 10485453


So it floods and you escape your car in your life jacket then what? you die a few days later from dehydration?...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 61006856


are you stupid or what?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 10485453


Both!
Anonymous Coward (OP)
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06/12/2019 07:31 PM
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Re: How to prep for flooding?
Take photos of your stuff!
Insurance companies will try everything to not pay out!
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06/12/2019 07:34 PM
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Re: How to prep for flooding?
I put all my receipts in a safe deposit box. next I need to put the photos on a flashdrive and put that in the box also.
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I put all my receipts in a safe deposit box. next I need to put the photos on a flashdrive and put that in the box also.
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Ok thanks! You could use waterproof map reading covers for important documents!
And make sure your flash drive is waterproof! I recommend corsair survivor range
Mental Case

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06/12/2019 07:41 PM

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Re: How to prep for flooding?
Look at past floods to learn...what did they need when they were stuck on roof tops in new orleans?

Drinking water & a tarp to block the sun or rain. Some warm cloths for night time would have helped.
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[link to www.corsair.com (secure)]
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Re: How to prep for flooding?
Look at past floods to learn...what did they need when they were stuck on roof tops in new orleans?

Drinking water & a tarp to block the sun or rain. Some warm cloths for night time would have helped.
 Quoting: Mental Case


Great tips! thanks
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06/12/2019 07:48 PM
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Re: How to prep for flooding?
Any top tips for flooding prep 101?
Seems it's now a global phenomenon so how do we prep?
UK just starting to flood!

To start you need to store clean water!
 Quoting: Noah UK 61006856


When the MOON breaks, I mean ADAM, A DAM breaks? chuckle
NOLAangel

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06/12/2019 07:50 PM

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Re: How to prep for flooding?
UK has 17 flood warnings and 68 alerts!!
[link to flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk (secure)]

useful advise from website:
prepare a bag that includes medicines and insurance documents,
turn off gas, water and electricity,
move things upstairs or to safety,
wear short trousers or pants!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 61006856


Good advice from the website you listed.

There are water proof storage bins that you can get from Amazon or Wal Mart or the likes. You should put important documents in there. My sister's house, after Hurricane Katrina, had 9 feet of water and all her precious pictures were ok in one of those bins.

Like others have said further up, water is a good idea and also you should consider canned foods and a way to open them. Store these as high up as you can.

One more thing you can do is get an ax, in case you are trapped in an attic.

Lastly, when in doubt get out. If you feel like your area is proned to flooding evacuate early. Many nasty critters come out after a flood and they are no fun to battle.
Put God as the head of your life and everything else will work out.
Mental Case

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06/12/2019 07:52 PM

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Re: How to prep for flooding?
Another thing that goes hand in hand with a tarp is a rope or cord. That way you can easily make a tent/shelter.
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Re: How to prep for flooding?
UK has 17 flood warnings and 68 alerts!!
[link to flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk (secure)]

useful advise from website:
prepare a bag that includes medicines and insurance documents,
turn off gas, water and electricity,
move things upstairs or to safety,
wear short trousers or pants!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 61006856


Good advice from the website you listed.

There are water proof storage bins that you can get from Amazon or Wal Mart or the likes. You should put important documents in there. My sister's house, after Hurricane Katrina, had 9 feet of water and all her precious pictures were ok in one of those bins.

Like others have said further up, water is a good idea and also you should consider canned foods and a way to open them. Store these as high up as you can.

One more thing you can do is get an ax, in case you are trapped in an attic.

Lastly, when in doubt get out. If you feel like your area is proned to flooding evacuate early. Many nasty critters come out after a flood and they are no fun to battle.
 Quoting: NOLAangel


Thanks! axe is added to the list! many uses! And canned foods too!
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Another thing that goes hand in hand with a tarp is a rope or cord. That way you can easily make a tent/shelter.
 Quoting: Mental Case


Thanks! Yes tarp is on the list
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06/12/2019 08:03 PM
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Re: How to prep for flooding?
Any top tips for flooding prep 101?
Seems it's now a global phenomenon so how do we prep?
UK just starting to flood!

To start you need to store clean water!
 Quoting: Noah UK 61006856

No real preps. If your house floods you leave.

But.. know routes and alternates to travel.
Know what areas will flood. Know how to get around when the lower levels go.

My house was up on stilts/piers about 3 feet. We had time but eventually it was flooded out. My sister's books were ruined.
We were able to return. My mothers sewing machine went to the repair guy and he placed the whole thing in a vat of kerosene he had waiting- he healed it.

Now, if you live in a flood zone, you should either be up on piers or have the garage and storage on the first floor and live above. Flooding is no joke.
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Re: How to prep for flooding?
Any top tips for flooding prep 101?
Seems it's now a global phenomenon so how do we prep?
UK just starting to flood!

To start you need to store clean water!
 Quoting: Noah UK 61006856

No real preps. If your house floods you leave.

But.. know routes and alternates to travel.
Know what areas will flood. Know how to get around when the lower levels go.

My house was up on stilts/piers about 3 feet. We had time but eventually it was flooded out. My sister's books were ruined.
We were able to return. My mothers sewing machine went to the repair guy and he placed the whole thing in a vat of kerosene he had waiting- he healed it.

Now, if you live in a flood zone, you should either be up on piers or have the garage and storage on the first floor and live above. Flooding is no joke.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 3029007


We were flooded out twice.
I still love the swamps.
Mental Case

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06/12/2019 10:33 PM

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Re: How to prep for flooding?
This will apply to all emergencies...not just flooding.

Fill your cars gas tank when it gets to half. Don't let your tank go below half full.

That way you'll always have atleast a half a tank to escape.

When an emergency is coming...the lines at the gas stations are a mile long (maybe not a mile...but you know what I mean).
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air boat, stainless steel shotgun, clean water