Flood kit grab bag
Being prepared will make things so much easier if your home is ever flooded.
Putting together an emergency flood kit ‘Grab bag’ is key to minimising the risk and surviving the worst should you choose to stay in your home or are evacuated to a rest centre.
Insurance documents and other important documents
Mobile phones, chargers and a list of telephone numbers
Children’s essentials (milk, baby food, sterilised bottles & spoons, nappies, wipes, nappy bags, clothing, comforter, teddy or favourite toy)
Emergency cash and credit cards
Medical devices, hearing aid batteries, glasses and contact lenses.
Essential prescription medication/repeat prescription forms
First aid kit
Bottled water (check expiry date)
Clothing, toothbrush and wash kit
Other items to consider
Insurance emergency helpline, local council and emergency service numbers, local radio frequencies
Portable battery radio; a wind-up radio is a good backup
Torch with spare batteries is best; a wind-up torch is a good backup
Digital camera to record damage for insurance purposes
Non-perishable food items such as energy bars or cereal bars
Blankets, duvets, warm clothes
Pack of playing cards or family games
Wellington boots, waterproof clothing, rubber gloves
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