The Challenge | Don’t Forget the Can Opener!

Create an easy-to-use way for people to develop their own, custom checklists – both items and plans – for specific kinds of disasters. Use NASA images, videos, or data visualizations to illustrate each disaster type, to help people understand how to prepare.

Overcoming disasters before they occur

Simplified ways to protect against flood disasters

Rapid Rescue Team

Before the flood it is recommended to prepare an emergency bag containing lamp, radio, batteries, first aid kit as well as food, water bottles and whistles. The booklet also pointed to the need to keep materials such as sandbags, plywood and plastic sheets to prevent flood water from storming the house.

Before the floods:
You should ask the coordinator in charge of anti-disaster work in the civil defense questions
The following:
- In which year the local floods were recorded, where and how these floods are accompanied by storms.
- What is its height? And how fast? And whether the increase in the primary flood rate is affecting
On your home and your own property?
- How long has it lasted?
- What is the local plan for warnings and guidelines, warning systems and mitigating actions
Loss, rescue, evacuation and care, and safe and safe roads during flood.
- Are there illustrative maps showing hazardous areas of flooding based on water movements


I do the following:
1. There must be a known area of the home for all family members to be placed all
Your luggage needs.
2. Keep a stock of desired food, which does not need to be cooked or cooled because it can
The electrical energy is separated from it.
3. Keep mobile radio, emergency cooking equipment, battery-operated headlights, and quantity
Of backup batteries.
4. Keep first-aid kits or any other medical items your family needs.
5. Keep your car refueled because if the power goes off the petrol stations will
It can not work for a period of time.
6. Keep items such as sandbags, plywood, plastic sheeting and laminate
To prevent flood waters.
7. Do not try to put sandbags around the house walls if there is a possibility of flooding
In deep water, because it probably causes water flow under sandbags, and threatens
The collapse of the walls of the rooms along the length of the floods. Gradually it cracks, so let the water flow
Freely into the rooms, or to charge the rooms with clean water, which relieves pressure and is considered
There is an equation between external water pressure and flood water.
8. Keep your drinking water stored in clean containers as water services may be obstructed.
9. If there is an impending flood there is plenty of time. Move furniture
And objects to the top floor of your home and disconnect the power supply from the devices
Do not touch it if you are wet or standing on the ground.
10. Do not ignore the instructions and warnings, they are good for everyone.


If you are advised to vacate your home to another temporary location, there are several things you should have in your account:
1. Follow the instructions and instructions issued by the authorities:
- If you are instructed to evacuate, do so immediately.
- If you are instructed to move to a specific location, go and do not go elsewhere.
- If you have recommended routes, use those methods, and do not use any tracks you believe
As short.
- Disconnect electricity, gas and water before leaving home.
- Learn via radio emergency housing and feeding stations if you want to use them.
- If the water is likely to flood your home you should write your name on the roof top,
So that those who want to help you can know.

2. If you do not receive instructions from your authorities, do the following before leaving your home:
- Carry your belongings inside your home or connect them securely, including outdoor furniture,
Garbage can, garden equipment, or any other moving objects are likely to be washed away by water
- Disconnect electricity from equipment or equipment that can not be moved, but do not touch it
I was wet or standing on wet ground.
- Close the doors and windows of the house.
- Be careful when moving if the authorities have prepared the means of transport must take measures
For your safety, however, if you are walking on your legs or driving your car on your own place the following points
In your account:
1. Leave home early before the flood waters flood you.
2. Make sure there is sufficient fuel for your car.
3 - devise tracks recommended.
4. On the way, listen to the radio for further instructions from the authorities
5 - Pay attention to roads dug by water landslides, watercourses
Broken drainage, broken power lines or cables, or fall.
6 - Pay attention to the wadis, or marshes unless you are sure that the level of water
Lower your knee or half the wheels of your car along the way you are going
And sometimes flood waters cover a drifting bridge or a broken road
So slowly, lest the water enter your car and shut it down.

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