Don’t forget small packages in your flood plan. Often, our first thoughts are for 2.5-gallon plastic pesticide containers or water-soluble bags. However, don’t forget caulking-type lube products; hydraulic oils; and quart cans of oil, transmission fluids, and other products.
One option during a flood is to place these small containers on high, secured, storage racks in the warehouse. In some cases, warehouses may be four to five feet higher than the attached chemical buildings, allowing these pallets to be stored on higher ground. Pallets of these smaller products also can be trucked off-site.