Preparing a flood pack

Being prepared will make things so much easier if your home is ever flooded. Putting together a Flood Kit ‘Grab bag’ is a key way of minimising the risks and surviving the worst, if you choose to stay in your home or are evacuated to a rest centre.

Consider including in your pack items such as:


  • Documents
    Insurance documents and other important documents.
  • Electricals
    Mobile phones and chargers.
  • Finance
    Emergency cash and credit cards.
  • Medication
    Prescription medication / repeat prescription forms.

Children's essentials

  • Milk & baby food
  • Sterilised bottles & spoons
  • Nappies
  • Wipes, nappy bags
  • Clothing
  • Comforter, favourite toy


  • Camera to record damage for insurance purposes (digital cameras are best).
  • Numbers for your Emergency Insurance, local council, emergency service, family and friends, plus local radio frequencies.
  • Torch with spare batteries is best; a wind-up torch is a good backup.
  • Portable battery radio; a wind-up radio is a good backup.
  • Non-perishable food items (including energy or cereal bars).
  • Bottled water (check use-by date).
  • Wash kit and essential toiletries (including toilet and wet wipes).
  • Pack of playing cards or family games.
  • Blankets, duvets, warm clothes.
  • Wellington boots, waterproof clothing, rubber gloves.
  • First aid kit.

Preparation will also minimise delay should evacuation of your home be necessary.

Last Updated on Monday, January 8, 2024