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Winter Storm Alert: Flood Preparation Essentials to Buy Online and Pick Up Today

Be prepared when floods are forecasted with these top essentials that you can buy online and pick up in-store today.
A front yard flooded from rain and snow melt
Photo: Stephanie Cronk for Bob Vila

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With severe weather threatening many parts of the United States, it’s important to be prepared. So far in January 2024, various storms that range from high winds and heavy rain are pummeling the Northeast, and blizzard-like conditions exist in northeast New Mexico, eastern Colorado, the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles, western Kansas, and southwest Nebraska. So whether you’re preparing for a large snowstorm with eventual snowmelt or a torrential downpour and heavy winds, it’s imperative that you’re ready for whatever Mother Nature throws at you.

To be prepared for possible flooding, though, what do you need to have on hand? We’ve got you covered with this list of essentials compiled by our experts for products you can snag today. An easy way to do this is to take advantage of convenient curbside delivery or free in-store pickup. Make your purchases online today, then head to your local store. Some stores even offer free same-day delivery depending on your location.

These are the products our team recommends you have on hand to be prepared for possible flooding.

Submersible Sump Pumps

Wet/Dry Shop Vacs

Other Flood Essentials

Prices listed here are accurate as of January 9th, 2024.