Flood Emergency Kit
Flood Kits and Emergency Flood Kits from Stormguard Floodplan
It is inevitable that some of the areas in the UK may flood. In that case it is wise to take heed of any flood warnings which may be in effect for the area you live in and to consider creating a flood emergency kit. A flood emergency kit is a list of must items we at Stormguard Floodplan think you should prepare in case of a flood as soon as there is risk of your home flooding.
Flood Emergency Kits essentials
Insurance documents, other important documents
Insurance documents are a vital part of your flood emergency kit, there is a need to prove what kind of cover you have with regards to flooding. You should also consider packing a disposable camera to record damage caused by the floods.
Insurance emergency helpline, local council and emergency services numbers, family & friends telephone numbers, local radio frequencies
There’s a need to have all numbers to hand as part of your flood emergency kit. With bigger things to worry about having a simple list of who to contact and where to get information will be a weight off your mind. If you need to stay with friends or family during a flood having a number to contact them will be vital.
With flooding inevitably comes power outages, this makes a torch an important part of flood emergency kit. Obviously investing in a waterproof torch is preferable
Batteries (not rechargeable)
Batteries are vital for any devices you may have. As part of your flood emergency kit you should rely on non-rechargeable batteries as you will not have a chance to recharge batteries, plus non-rechargeable batteries tend to last longer.
Portable radio (wind-up preferable)
A portable radio will allow you to stay up to date with local news about flooding.
A mobile phone will allow you to call the emergency services. It will be advisable to make sure that you turn off data roaming in order to preserve your phone battery for as long as possible
First aid kit with essential prescription medication / repeat prescription form
Floods can be dangerous places so it is vital that you keep a first aid kit in your flood emergency kit. Also if you are on any prescription medication remember to pack these also
Bottled water (check use-by date)
During flooding you may lose access to clean drinking water, to stave off thirst you will need to pack some drinking water
Non-perishable food items
Your flood emergency kit should include food which cannot spoil.
Blankets, warm clothes
Don’t forget to include a change of clothes and a blanket. If flooding is particularly bad in your area flood relief centres may not have the resources to cope, so being able to supply your own blanket will be an advantage.
Wash kit and essential toiletries (including toilet paper and wet wipes)
Again, flood relief centres may not have sufficient resources to cope with an influx of people. Putting a wash kit in your flood emergency kit will allow you to sustain a basic level of hygiene
It may be advisable to put an amount of emergency cash in your flood emergency kit, for example if you have to pay for transport to a friend or relatives.
This may not be an exhaustive list, there may be things that you can think of that you would like to take with you in the situation where flooding occurs. Take steps to safeguard your property by exploring our product range