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Table 2 List of behaviors to perform at the time of a flood alert

From: Development and validation of five behavioral indices of flood adaptation

1. Move your lawn or patio furniture or your vehicle to higher ground
2. Store items or furniture higher or on a higher floor
3. Block the basement drain
4. Cut off the electricity if requested by the authorities
5. Waterproof the doors and windows with plastic tape
6. Block the outside air inlets like the one for the clothes dryer, the range hood, the air exchanger, etc.
7. Put sandbags on the property
8. Implement other measures to prevent the water from entering (e.g., board up the windows, prepare the water pump, etc.)
9. Check regularly if the risk of flooding has increased or decreased
10. Help your neighbors implement their protective measures like putting sandbags