|English: Bales in flood The River Dove near Rolleston was well across the fields. In the background is a drinking water intake plant. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Here are some of the things to remember if you are threatened by a flood:
Flood waters are not clean, and can contaminate other supplies of water. You may find yourself without tap water to drink, so it is good to have some bottled water you can use stashed away somewhere safe. You may also, when the news that a flood is imminent gets to you, wish to fill up your bath tub, sink and any possible containers (including pans from your kitchen) with good clean tap water while you can. This will give you water you can use if your water supply is shut off due to contamination. You should keep this supply of water upstairs where it will be safe from the flood waters.