What is the Flood Safety Checklist?

Well Before a Storm Event

  • Tree pruning and trimming may lessen the possibility of uprooting.

Just Before a Storm Event

  • Stock up on drinking water (at least one quart per person per day) and nonperishable food supplies.
  • Relocate furniture/appliances off the floor.
  • Pick up all loose debris and objects around your home. Bring exterior furniture and potted plants, etc. indoors.
  • Turn the refrigerator to the coldest setting.
  • Place your valuables in watertight containers.
  • Check on the elderly, disabled, or others who may need assistance.
  • Turn off all utilities at the main switch.

During a Storm Event

  • Confine your pets to an area that is not flooded. For information on where to board your pets, visit Volusia County's Website.
  • Watch where you're stepping in flooded structures because unseen debris could cause injury and always wear closed-toe shoes.
  • Stay indoors until the official "all clear" is given by the County or City.

Show All Answers

1. What is Flood Preparedness?
2. How to Obtain Floodplain Information
3. What is a Local Flood Hazard?
4. What is a CRS Discount?
5. Why is Flood Insurance Required?
6. How Can You Protect your Property?
7. What are the National Substantial Improvement Requirements?
8. Is there Financial Assistance for Property Protection?
9. What is Flood Warning System and Flood Mapping Information?
10. What is Drainage System Maintenance?
11. What is the Flood Safety Checklist?
12. Is there any additional disaster information?
13. What about Severe Storm or Flood Warnings?
14. What are the Flood Insurance Rate Zone Definitions?
15. What are the Flood Basics?
16. Do homeowner insurance policies cover damage from rising water?