FloodSmart Toolkit

Communicating flood safety and preparedness across Canada

 
 

This toolkit is designed to help you share flood communications and materials with your networks. The content in this toolkit can be shared on your social media platforms and websites. Copy and paste the messages below or customize each message as needed to reach your target audience.

 
 

Graphics and Outreach Materials

 

Download and share these materials with your audiences.

Infographic: How to Prepare

Infographic: Know Your Risks

 
 

Kid’s Activity Book

Media Content

 

Share the key messages below to help promote flood safety and preparedness

 
 

General

  • Visit www.floodsmartcanada.ca for flood risk resources! #FloodSmart #floodsmartcanada
  • Learn what to do before, during and after a flood. Visit www.floodsmartcanada.ca and take action today! #flood #beprepared #floodsmartcanada
  • Be #FloodSmart, know what to do before the water hits. Visit www.floodsmartcanada.ca and start preparing and protecting your home. #floodsmartcanada
  • It’s a wet and rainy day. Make sure you are #FloodSmart and know what to do in the case of a flood http://floodsmartcanada.ca/what-to-do-if-you-have-a-flood-2/ #floodsmartcanada
  • There is no such thing as ‘flood season’ anymore. It’s a year round risk, but you can take action! Visit www.floodsmartcanada.ca for advice on what to do before, during and after a flood. #floodsmartcanada
  • Not all flooding is the same! Be #FloodSmart and learn how water can enter your home or business at http://floodsmartcanada.ca/homeowners-and-renters/ #floodsmartcanada
  • Even if you don’t live near water, your home or business could be at risk. Learn how to prepare before, during, and after a flood. Visit www.floodsmartcanada.ca #floodsmartcanada
  • If a flood hits your home or community, do you know what to do? Floods can happen any time of year, make sure you know how to protect your home and family. #floodsmartcanada
  • It’s up to you to know your flood risk! Take action and talk to your local government, insurer, real estate agent and neighbours about your risks. #floodsmartcanada
  • Floods happen and it’s up to you to protect your home and family. Be aware of emergency services in your community. #floodsmartcanada
  • FloodSmart Canada is about helping Canadians prepare for floods. Stay up to date with flood news and learn what you can do to prepare at www.floodsmartcanada.ca #floodsmartcanada
  • Not all flooding is the same and it’s important that you know the difference. Be #FloodSmart and learn about sewer backup and overland flooding at www.floodsmartcanada.ca #floodsmartcanada

Plan for your Risks

  • Talk to your local government, insurer, real estate agent and neighbours about your risks.
  • Check online for available local flood maps.
  • Sign up for local weather watches, alerts and warnings.

Prepare with your Community

  • Know who needs help, and who to ask for help in your community.
  • Work together before, during and after a flood.
  • Sign up for local weather alerts and be prepared.
  • Talk about your emergency plans with your neighbours, friends and family.
  • Be aware of emergency services and safe areas within your community.

Protect your Home

  • Talk to your local government, insurer, and neighbours about your risks.
  • Install window wells or caulk windows to keep your basement dry.
  • Clear storm grates on your street.
  • Direct water from downspouts away from your home.
  • Talk to your municipality about disconnecting downspouts from the municipal water system.
  • Install a sump pump or backwater valve to keep your basement dry.
  • Clean your gutters.
  • Move valuable items and documents to keep them safe and dry.
  • Learn about your flood insurance coverage options.

Protect your Family

  • Make a plan to evacuate and connect with your family at a safe place.
  • Talk to your neighbours and help each other out before, during and after a flood.
  • Sign up for local weather alerts and be prepared.
  • Build an emergency plan and kit with your family. Don’t drive in flood waters.
  • Be aware of emergency services and safe areas within your community.

 

Content for the FloodSmart Canada Toolkit has been sponsored by:

 

  • Farm Mutual Re logo
 

Thank you to our partners for helping us create the infographics for the FloodSmart Canada Toolkit:

 

  • Oakville logo
  • ICLR logo
  • TRCA logo

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