Keep a supply of materials such as ropes, wire, sandbags, plywood, tools, plastic sheeting and lumber handy for emergency waterproofing. Keep an updated list of local suppliers of those items. 


Managing the Event 

Shut off electrical power to areas where flooding is imminent. Move farm equipment and supplies to high ground where possible. Anchor fuel tanks firmly if empty to ensure they will not float awayin flood waters. Close valves.

Do not enter a flooded basement or building unless you are positive the power is disconnected.

  • Ensure that your well head is protected by a surface seal and a cap to prevent downward movement of water and contaminants. Be ready to turn off the electricity to your well pump just prior to the flood;
  • Remove all chemicals and store away from any flood levels, pesticides, fuel and fertilizers may cause pollution and even poisoning;
  • Sandbag around buildings, and barn doors; and
  • Contact your processor/ grader/ hatchery regarding the flock when a flood is predicted.