If you have a step ladder that is tall enough so you can't see the top when standing beside it, be extra cautious about tool placement. Leaving a tool like a hammer on top is easy to forget. When you move the ladder, it could slide off and drop on you. The best bet is to use a tool belt to carry unused tools, either strapped to your waist or tied around the upper part of the ladder.
More extensive flood prevention means constructing barriers to prevent floodwaters from entering your home. This process involves building a levee out of compacted earthen structure or engineering a structure out of concrete or masonry.
The advantages of a flood barrier include: No significant changes to your home. The home can be occupied during construction. Levees or floodwalls reduce the risk of flood damage to your home.