September is National Preparedness Month. The Preparedness council has a whole web site and lots of information. The government has broken out four disasters for the 4 weeks of September. .gov blurb- Week 1: September 1-5th Flood Flooding happens every year. Sometimes spring runoff is more than expected. You may live in an area that is prone to flooding and have experience with them. Then there is also the “100 year flood”. That is an occurrence that one cannot prepared for. Or maybe you can This Spring monkeys witnessed the flooding at @HK_User's ranch. It took man power to help control things or divert things. I am hoping he will chime in and let us know what he learned and if he has added ‘stuff’ to have on hand since last spring. To quote @HK_User - Do you know what is above stream from you? Have things change up slope from you that could make flooding a new issue that you have to worry about? 7 Inches of Rain in Texas. | Page 2 | Survival Forums Texas Cattle Ranchers Whipsawed Between Drought And Deluge | Survival Forums Do you have sandbags & tools to help divert the water? HK had equipment available to help things but what if you don't? Do you have a plan for how to reach high ground safely? Many of us do not live in flood prone areas but a lot of rain after a long dry spell can change things quickly. Are you prepared for this? One week after a flood | Survival Forums With rain comes mud. So when we plan for flooding, mudslides and a reconfiguration of the streams should be taken into consideration. Are you at risk of mudslides? Is your travel pattern or bug out route an area where mudslides can happen? Washington State Mudslide | Survival Forums Nature is hard to plan for. Unpredictable and wild but it happens. Currently we are blessed to have local services and a community that could pitch in but what if they were gone? Also, after flooding land becomes unusable for a while. Then what?