Make a flood plan

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A flood can strike within days or even hours notice — are you ready with a plan to keep your family and your business safe? Creating a flood plan in advance allows your family, business, or community respond quickly and make smart decisions to protect lives and property in the event of a flood nearby.

A flood plan can give you extra critical time and prevent confusion as to where to go, who to call, and what to protect. 

 
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We didn’t know what to do in an emergency. So we worked with our neighbors to make a flood plan.
 
 

What goes into a flood plan?

  • Know your closest evacuation center 
  • Sign up for emergency alerts from the City of Boston. You can receive alerts in various languages (if you do not want to link/use your social media page to sign up simple select the option that says "NO, I would like to review and submit my information")
  • Prepare an emergency flood kit including a first aid kit, flashlights, waterproof blankets, water and food. Take stock of valuables, equipment, and sentimentals that must be raised to higher levels.
  • Discuss a plan for contacting family members and others in an emergency, and safeguard important documents including personal ID and insurance policies.
  • Learn more about creating a flood plan at the Boston Public Health Commission's page