What You Need to Know to Survive a Flood

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As we’ve discussed before, warm weather can bring an increased risk in flooding under certain circumstances. Fortunately, as with all major disasters, there are ways you can protect yourself and your family and survive a flood.

What You Need to Survive a Flood

To survive a flood, it goes without saying that you’ll want to have a boat or other flotation device handy if possible. This will ensure that you have a way to transport yourself if the floodwaters aren’t overly rapid.

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One thing many preppers are doing is building a safe underground shelter that will keep water out and supply them with oxygen.  Water levels will have a very difficult time staying above all land for an extended period of time, so it’s very, very unlikely that you’ll spend the rest of your life on the water. In fact, you shouldn’t have to be water-bound for more than three months. You will want to hang around areas that are shallow and that were previously located on higher ground; these will be the first areas of land to resurface.

It’s good to have equipment you can use to measure water depth. You should also be able to tell your exact latitude and longitude at all times.  Bringing wetsuits along with you would be a great idea as there might be situation where you have to enter the water, whether by choice or not.  Harpoons and other sea weapons would be advisable for hunting and protection from sharks and other creatures.

While the water around you may be high in salt concentration, you can follow these steps to desalinate the salt water and make it drinkable.

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