But rather than get up and shake the dust off, Zalehka woke up four days later in a hospital.
Radio: More storms could be coming and more dams could be breaking. You'll only know this if you have word from the outside world. Make sure your radio is waterproof, like this submarine radio, and pack extra batteries.
Matches: Obviously get some in a water-resistant box. You never know when you might be able to strike up a fire for warmth, cooking or signaling rescuers.
Water Purifier: Since all your neighbors' stank will be floating in the water, you'll want to use a purification system before you take a swig. Get a small and compact one, as well as some empty jugs to put the water in.
Floating Cooler: You'll need food to survive for up to possibly a week, so pack non-perishables in a floating cooler so your food will stay high and dry.
Toiletries: While brushing your teeth may be the last thing on your mind as you are trying to stay above water, you'll want to stay as sanitary as possible as floods can be cesspools of disease. Get a waterproof hygiene kit to fight of the germs.