After the last few years of extreme weather in Upstate and Downstate New York residents need to start getting prepared in case of a flood. The following are some steps that can help us all be prepared.

1. Always have a supply of bottled water, canned food and high energy foods on hand.

2. Always keep your prescription medicine, first aid kit, hand wipes, and toiletries in a cabinet that is on the first or second floor that is easily accessible.

3. Keep a gallon of bleach, battery operated radio, flashlights, extra batteries, candles,and  lighter in a bag located someplace high but easily accessible.

4. Have shovel, hammer, rope, nails, utility knife, duct tape and gloves available.

5. Consider purchasing a gas generator.

6.Consider purchasing a flood insurance policy to meet your home and personal belonging's needs.