- Public Safety
- Floodplain Information
- Prepare for Flooding
Prepare for Flooding
Prepare for flooding by doing the following:
- Have Flood Insurance on your property and also on its content.
- Know how to shut off the electricity and gas to your house when a flood comes.
- Make a list of emergency numbers and identify a safe place to go to meet.
- Make a household inventory.
- Put insurance policies, valuable papers, medicine, etc. in a safe place.
- Collect and put cleaning supplies, camera, waterproof boots, etc. in a handy place.
- Develop a disaster response plan.
- Do not drive in flooded areas.
- Be aware that some areas are more prone to flooding, like:
- Low lying areas.
- Choke points such as bridges or narrow creek ways.
- Areas close to a creek.
- Other areas designated a Special Flood Hazard Areas.
- Review the City’s Emergency Preparedness Plan (PDF).
- Know the advanced warning signals (Sirens) and then turn to radio or television for further information and instruction.
- Sign up for CodeRed and City’s email system to receive important notifications.
- Follow the established evacuation routes when evacuation is called for:
- Farm to Market Road (FM) 518/Friendswood Drive
- FM 528/Parkwood Avenue
- FM 2351/Edgewood Drive
- Prepare by having a week’s worth of supplies for your needs.
- Make sure pets are also a part of you evacuation plan.
- Visit the Red Cross website for a copy of the "Family Disaster Plan" brochure
- Get a copy of "Repairing Your Flooded Home" from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), or visit the Friendswood Library.
- Consider some permanent flood protection measures.
- Mark your fuse or breaker box to show the circuits to the floodable areas.
- Elevate your house above flood levels.
- Prevent sewer back up flooding by installing a:
- Floor drain plug.
- Overhead sewer.
- Sewer backup valve.
- Stand pipe.
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (MAP) Region 6
- FEMA Risk MAP Harris County
- FEMA Flood Map Service Center
- FEMA Region 6
- FEMA National Flood Insurance Program - FloodSmart
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Galveston District
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)