Prepare for Future Floods

Floods June 21, 2016 Print Friendly and PDF

Emergency preparedness checklist.

Preparedness includes actions taken to prepare people and property for a flooding event that may take place but is not currently forecasted. Activities included in planning for floods includes creating emergency go-kits, storing food, water, and other necessities in your home, and making plans for dependent members of your family. 

Protect Your Property

Learn what you can do to reduce flood and water
damage when flooding is forecast.

Disaster Preparedness

Prepare your family.

Money Management in Times of Disaster
Learn what you can do about your finances.

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  • Planning Ahead: Portable Generator Safety demonstrates safety protocols of using a portable generator for emergency power. A 14:15-minute video featuring Ken Hellevang, North Dakota State University Extension Engineer.
  • Sump Pump Tips help homeowners prepare for spring and summer water from Tom Scherer, North Dakota State University Extension Engineer.

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Video and Audio Files on preparedness and recovery.
Money Management in Times of Disaster Learn what you can do about your finances.
Disaster Preparedness Make sure your family is prepared.

The Extension Disaster Education Network website provides additional resources for Extension educators.


This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.