Flood Buckets

We are accepting items for Flood Buckets and Household Kits.

Flood Buckets provide supplies needed for the survivor to begin the overwhelming job of cleanup after a flood or hurricane.  You can help by providing the following:

  • Bleach—two l—quart or one 82 oz. bottle

  • 5 Scouring pads

  • Sponges, 7 pack, assorted sizes

  • 1 Scrub brush

  • 18 Cleaning towels (reusable wipes)

  • Liquid laundry detergent two 25 oz. or one 50 oz. bottle

  • 1 Household cleaner, 12—16 02. bottle

  • Disinfectant dish soap, 16-28 oz. bottle

  • 50 Clothes pins

  • Clothes line - two 50 ft. or one 100 ft.

  • 5 Dust masks

  • 2 Pair latex gloves

  • 1 Pair work gloves

  • 24-Bag roll of heavy—duty trash bags (33-45 gallon, remove roll from box before placing in

  • bucket)

  • Insect repellent spray, 6-9 oz.  (pump, drop, or lotion, NOT aerosol)

  • Air freshener, 8 or 9 oz. can (pump or solid, NOT aerosol)

Household Kits provide an important source for starting up a new household after a disaster.  Bring the following items to help local families:

  • 1 Box laundry detergent

  • 1 Bottle dish washing liquid

  • 1 Package toilet paper

  • 1 Package sponges

  • 1 Package dishcloths

  • 1 Container of sink cleanser

  • 1 Broom with handle

  • 1 Mop with handle

  • 1 Utility pail

  • 1 Dust pan with brush

  • 1 Wastepaper basket

  • 1 Pair cleaning gloves

Bring items listed above to the church (1401 SW Goodwin PlPendleton, OR 97801)

Thank you!!

Floods are the most common and widespread of all natural disasters. 

What to do during a flood

  • Do not try to walk or drive through flooded areas. Water can be deeper than it appears and water levels rise quickly. Follow official emergency evacuation routes. If your car stalls in floodwater, get out quickly and move to higher ground.
  • Stay away from moving water; moving water six inches deep can sweep you off your feet. Cars are easily swept away in just two feet of water.
  • Stay away from disaster areas unless authorities ask for volunteers.
  • Stay away from downed power lines.
  • If your home is flooded, turn the utilities off until emergency officials tell you it is safe to turn them on. Do not pump the basement out until floodwater recedes. Avoid weakened floors, walls and rooftops.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and clean water if you come in contact with floodwaters.

What to do after a flood

  • Wear gloves and boots when cleaning up.
  • Open all doors and windows. Use fans if possible to air out the building.
  • Wash all clothes and linens in hot water.
  • Discard mattresses and stuffed furniture. They can't be adequately cleaned.
  • Wash dirt and mud from walls, counters and hard surfaced floors with soap and water. Disinfect by wiping surfaces with a solution of one cup bleach per gallon of water.
  • Discard all food that has come into contact with floodwater. Canned food is alright, but thoroughly wash the can before opening.
  • If your well is flooded, your tap water is probably unsafe. If you have public water, the health department will let you know—through radio and television—if your water is not safe to drink. Until your water is safe, use clean bottled water.
  • Learn how to purify water. If you have a well, learn how to decontaminate it.
  • Do not use your septic system when water is standing on the ground around it. The ground below will not absorb water from sinks or toilets. When the soil has dried, it is probably safe to again use your septic system. To be sure, contact your local health department.
  • When floodwaters have receded, watch out for weakened road surfaces.

Adventist Community Services - Disaster Response
Umatilla County Emergency Management
Oregon Office of Emergency Management
Washington State Department of Health
Washington Emergency Management Division