You built up your food store in the hopes it would come in handy during a disaster. The last thing you want is for a disaster to wipe your store out!
Floods are dangerous because they don’t just damage your home—they can also pose a risk to your emergency store. Fortunately, there are a handful of effective ways to protect your food storage from flooding. Let’s take a look at what those are.
Always Be Prepared
Even if you don’t live in a flood zone, it doesn’t hurt to be prepared. Just because floods aren’t common in your area doesn’t mean one will never occur. Expect the unexpected—being proactive will ensure the safety of your food store.
Preventative Home Maintenance
Preventative home maintenance can reduce the risk of a flood. Clean your gutters and downspouts, maintain your sump pumps, and seal any cracks in your foundation to keep water out of your home and away from your store.
Store Items Correctly
The way you store your food can make all the difference. To protect your food from floods, store it in sealed containers and place it on a high shelf. If possible, store your supply somewhere other than the basement or garage. These areas are susceptible to flooding and other moisture-related problems. In general, the higher up you can store your food, the better.
Use Airtight Containers
Using airtight and waterproof tubs can protect your food in the event of a flood. These containers aren’t infallible, as the lids can still pop off if the water rises high enough, but they provide considerably more protection than basic containers.
Store in Multiple Locations
It’s fine to keep some of your store in your basement, but you shouldn’t keep all of it in one place. By separating your food into groups and storing it in various areas around the home, you can ensure you’ll have food to spare even if something damages one location’s contents.
These five effective ways to protect your food storage from flooding should help keep your store safe from floods. And even if a flood does wind up wiping out part of your supply, don’t despair—you can always build it back up again.
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