If you have a basement, take preventive measures from flooding due to sewer backup or sump pump failure by installing a check valve. Elevate or relocate the following items to areas less likely to be subjected to flood waters:
Electrical Panel Boxes
Furniture and Other Valuables
Washers and Dryers
Retrofit your buildings to reduce / eliminate flood damage. References and additional documents pertaining to retrofitting and floodplain management are available at the public library. As you plan, consider:
It's also a good idea to keep sandbags, plywood, lumber, and plastic sheeting around to minimize damage not only from floodwaters, but hurricane-force winds.