Preparing For a Flood
With the large amounts of melting snow up north, coupled with forecasts of heavy rain, this flood season is set to be an historic one. For this reason, it is important that you and your family are prepared. This means paying close attention to local weather predictions, being mindful of possible road closures, and following instructions from local authorities when applicable. If flooding in your area is probable, have a safe place nearby where you can temporarily relocate, such as with a family member or friend. Also, if you have pets, make sure to have food and water, vaccination papers, and proper housing arrangements made, such as animal-friendly hotels.
In addition, the American Red Cross recommends having certain items packed and ready to go for when a flood hits. See the list below of some of these essential items:
- Water—3+ day supply (1 gallon per person per day)
- Food—3+ day supply (non-perishable, easy to prepare)
- Battery-powered or hand-crank radio
- Extra batteries
- First-Aid kit
- Extra cash
- Emergency blanket
For more information, please call SERVPRO of Moline/Rock Island at 5309-797-1199.