Always wear thick gardening gloves when handling broken glass, and use goggles if you have to break any glass. Carefully crisscross pieces of masking tape over a broken windowpane. Cover the glass with a heavy cloth, then tap with a hammer to break away the pieces from the window without splintering. Dispose if broken glass in newspaper.
Check Drain Plug: Install a floating floor drain plug at the current drain location. If the floor drain pipe backs up, the float will rise and plug the drain.
Install a Sewer Backflow Valve: If flood waters enter the sewer system, sewage can back up and enter your home. To prevent this, have a qualified, licensed plumber install an interior or exterior backflow valve. Check with your building department for permit requirements.
If you are retrofitting a backflow value, check with your building department for permit requirements. Be sure to talk to a professional home builder, architect, contractor or building supply retailer for other backflow mitigation tips.