As you search for answers on how to prepare yourself for disasters and emergencies think hard about the scenarios you may face. We all go about our day with varying levels of thought toward the weather. We get on elevators and talk about the weather. But how much do we really think about the the warnings that are given during the forecasts. Severe storm warnings and flash flood warnings are important issues to focus on. This means that you have to also be aware of the area you live in or are traveling through. How many times do you hear about or see people trapped in their car as they attempt to drive through standing water? You see boy scouts trapped in remote areas by flood waters. You see people trapped on their roof because of flood waters.
And where are the emergency supplies we gathered before the big storm when the flood waters rise? Below the flood waters. Having knowledge of the floodplain is very important. Find out if you work, live in or near a flood plain and plan accordingly. The government (rightly so) tells us to plan to be on our own for three days when the big one hits. So in the case of flooding three days of supplies will do no good if you are in or near the flood plain. Take your supplies to higher ground.