Plan ahead

Save time

If you need you to leave home very quickly your emergency plan will save you valuable time.

Make a plan of:

  • Emergency contact numbers
  • Household contact numbers
  • Where to switch off gas, water and (if dry) electricity
  • Insurance policy details
  • Medications listings
  • Location of your emergency bag/box

  • Keep your plan where the household can see it.

    Pack your emergency bag with:

    • Insurance documents
    • Purse/wallet with cards/money
    • Medicines, hearing aid batteries
    • Torch and spare batteries
    • Radio and spare batteries
    • Bottled water
    • If you have a baby, some nappies, clothes and food
    • If you have a pet or pets, some of their food
    • A copy of your emergency plan

    During a flood:

    • Only if safe and there is time, switch off utilities and lock up
    • Avoid walking or driving in or near floodwater
    • Move your family, pets and flood kit to high ground
    • Do not touch sources of electricity
    • Avoid contact with floodwater