Perhaps the first person to personify nature as a female was very smart. It is very fitting to compare nature to a human female.

One of the main similar traits that they both share is their tendency towards unpredictability. Like women, Mother Nature is very capricious and temperamental. She sometimes throws random and unforeseeable tantrums that can cause a lot of devastation and suffering.

Yes, Mother Nature can be very erratic and unpredictable. And nature’s prime example for this is the weather. But sometimes it can get pretty devastating.

Have you watched some news lately?

All sorts of disasters and calamities are ravaging lots of families all over the world. And the worst thing is, it doesn’t even discriminate and we don’t have control over it. Whether you may be rich or poor, healthy or not, adult or kid, Mother Nature’s wrath hits us all the same.

One of the forms this so-called “wrath of Mother Nature” takes is a flash flood. Flash floods are massively destructive and can mostly be very unpredictable.

It is one of the hardest truths in life. So the least we could do is to be vigilant and always be prepared for the worst.

Now, there are lots of ways for you to handle a calamity like flash floods. Here are some of them:

  • Always stay updated with the latest news and broadcasts

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Nothing beats watching the news to avoid being caught unprepared in the case of a disaster. News forecasts exist for a reason.

They help entertain us, help us be aware of the latest trends and issues, and most importantly they warn us of incoming disasters like storms. So be sure to always be updated with the news.

  • Evacuate

When faced with the certain possibility of an incoming storm (especially a strong one), the best course if to get your family and your survival kit ready and get the hell out of the area. It is best not to tempt fate so if there is a chance, make sure to drive away and get to the nearest evacuation centre.

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  • Build yourself a flash flood emergency room

There are possibilities that evacuation is not an option or it is simply too late to drive away. So you should always have at least one emergency safety evacuation room in your home. Now, there are some things you should consider when planning to build an evacuation room for flash floods.

        • First, the room must be located on a higher ground, the highest part of your home. My advice is to build the room in your loft. If it is dusty and mostly unused, I suggest you convert it. A good loft conversion to try is a Dormer Loft.
        • Second, make sure the room is free from electricity and is well stocked with the following essential needs:
            • Food. The best choice is to stock it with canned goods and food that are easy to prepare
            • Water. Should be good about five gallons per person for 2-4 days
            • Emergency medical kits
            • Battery- powered radio
            • Batteries
            • Flashlight
            • Waterproof boots/gloves
            • Diapers (for your little ones)
            • Sleeping bags

Nobody wants to go through calamities. It is simply very inconvenient and outright dangerous. But it is better to actually be prepared than to wish you were prepared.