Flood Plan Components: Gather important supplies

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Flood Plan Components

Gather Important Supplies

Compile a list of contractors who can help with emergency supplies and their 24-hour phone numbers. During the emergency, you will be competing for resources. Without working out a plan ahead of time, the items you need may not be available when you need them. Specifically, know where you can rent or buy:

  • Large-volume “trash” pumps
  • Large-capacity generators to run lights and pumps
  • Sand and sandbags
  • Clear or black plastic sheeting
  • Tractor-trailers
  • Warehouse space
  • Rain gear to keep employees dry
  • Garden hoses (about 600 feet) and nozzles for cleaning, flushing, and washing
  • Flat shovels for removing muck


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