Flood Safety: What to Buy Before a Flood

Flood Safety: What to Buy Before a Flood

Floods can cause significant damage to property and lives. It is essential to prepare for floods to minimize their impact. Floods can occur due to various reasons such as heavy rainfall, snowmelt, and coastal storms. It is essential to prepare for floods to minimize their impact on the community. In this article, we will discuss which items to purchase to keep yourself, your property, and your family safe from a flood.


How to Prepare for Floods

Preparing for floods can help minimize their impact on the community. Here are some tips from the Red Cross on how to prepare for floods:

  • Know Your Flood Risk: Find out if you live in a flood-prone area and understand the risk of flooding in your region.
  • Develop a Flood Emergency Plan: Create a plan that includes evacuation routes, emergency contacts, and strategies to protect your property.
  • Build an Emergency Supply Kit: Keep an emergency supply kit that includes essential items such as food, water, and first aid supplies.
  • Stay Informed: Stay informed about flood warnings and updates from local authorities.


Essential Items for a Flood

Consider purchasing the following items before the next flood hits.


Tyger Auto Shovel TG-SV8U3217

  • Material: Aluminum, Carbon Steel
  • Color: Black
  • Brand: Tyger Auto
  • Item Dimensions LxWxH: 10 x 6 x 2 inches
  • Item Weight: 3 Pounds
  • Style: Auto
  • Handle Material: Alloy Steel
  • Blade Material: Carbon Steel
  • Is Foldable: Yes
  • Grip Type: Padded
Plastic Sheeting

Frost King P1025/6W Polyethylene Sheeting

  • Color: Clear
  • Brand: Frost King
  • Material: Plastic
  • Water Resistance Level: Waterproof
  • Item Weight: 7.2 Pounds
  • Item Dimensions LxWxH: 5 x 5 x 16.25 inches
  • Included Components: Frost King P1025/6WA Polyethylene Sheeting, 10 ft. x 25 ft. x 4 mil.
  • Size: 10′ x 25′ x 6 mil
Sand Bags

DURASACK Heavy Duty Sand Bags with Tie Strings

  • Brand: DURASACK
  • Material: Polypropylene
  • Color: White, Black, Orange, Grey, Yellow
  • Product Dimensions: 26″L x 14″W x 0.1″H
  • Special Feature: 50 lb. capacity, Tie Strings Attached, UV Treated
  • Load Capacity: 50 Pounds
  • Closure Type: Drawstring
  • Shape: Rectangular
  • Pack Sizes: 10, 20, 50, or 100
Water Alarm

Instapark Water Alarm (120dB)

  • Color: White
  • Brand: Instapark
  • Power Source: Battery Powered (AAA batteries)
  • Item Dimensions LxWxH: 2.5 x 3.25 x 1 inches
Discharge Hose

Superior Pump 99621 Lay-Flat Discharge Hose Kit

  • Brand: Superior Pump
  • Material: PVC
  • Pieces: 4-Piece
  • Item Dimensions LxWxH: 300 x 1.5 x 1.5 inches
  • Nominal Wall Thickness: 1.5 inch or 2 inches
  • Product Dimensions: 300″L x 1.5″W

PerkHomy 90 ft 1/4 inch Nylon Poly Rope

  • Material: Nylon, Polypropylene
  • Colors: Many colors available
  • Brand: PerkHomy
  • Style: Classic
  • Recommended Uses For Product: Indoor, Outdoor



Generators can be the difference between being without power for days or weeks or having access to power.


Westinghouse Outdoor Power Equipment 12500 Peak Watt Dual Fuel Home Backup Portable Generator

  • Brand: Westinghouse Outdoor Power Equipment
  • Wattage: 9500 watts
  • Fuel Type: Electric
  • Power Source: Gas Powered
  • Item Weight: 211 Pounds
  • Voltage: 120 Volts
  • Output Wattage: 12,500 Watts

DuroMax XP12000EH Generator

  • Brand: DuroMax
  • Wattage: 12000 watts
  • Fuel Type: Dual Fuel
  • Power Source: Gas
  • Item Weight: 224 Pounds
  • Voltage: 240 Volts
  • Output Wattage: 12000 Watts
  • Special Feature: Portable, Heavy-Duty
  • Colors: Black and Blue

Honda EU2200i 2200-Watt 120-Volt Super Quiet Portable Inverter Generator

  • Brand: Honda
  • Wattage: 2200 watts
  • Fuel Type: Gasoline
  • Power Source: Fuel Powered
  • Item Weight: 46.5 Pounds
  • Voltage: 120 Volts
  • Output Wattage: 200 Watts
  • Special Feature: Super Quiet
  • Included Components: Recoil Starter


Other Emergency Items to Purchase

You should have the following items in your home, car, or business to be prepared for any emergencies.

First Aid Kit

First Aid Kit Hard Red Case (326 Pieces)

Disaster Preparedness Comments: A first aid kit is necessary for any emergency kit!

  • Brand: Be Smart Get Prepared
  • Special Feature: Compact
  • Number of Pieces: 326
  • Case Dimensions: 13″ X 12″ X 4″
  • Color: Red

Eveready General Purpose LED Flashlights (2 Pack)

  • Colors: Blue/Red
  • Power Source: Battery Powered
  • Light Source Type: LED
  • Material: Plastic
  • Included Components: Battery, Flashlight
Emergency Radio

5000mAh Emergency Weather Solar Radio

Disaster Preparedness Comments: A hand-powered or solar-powered emergency radio is an excellent addition to your emergency kit!

  • Brand: Missonchoo
  • Color: Orange
  • Special Feature: Portable
  • Connectivity Technology: AM/FM/NOAA
  • Product Dimensions: 6.02″L x 1.85″W x 3.03″H
  • Tuner Technology: FM, AM
  • Power Source: Battery Powered/Solar Powered/Hand Crank/USB Charge
  • Water Resistance Level: Water Resistant
  • Display Technology: LCD