NSW SES Launch the Flash FloodSafe Guide
29 June 2012, 2:56PM AET
The NSW SES has recently developed a generic Flash FloodSafe guide for communities living in high flash flood risk areas. These areas can include flash flooding due to storm activity and areas close to the coast where creeks and rivers can flood very quickly.
The guide gives people information on how to prepare for flash flooding and what to do when flash flooding is likely.
A major flash flood message from the NSW SES is that the best action to take is to leave low-lying areas (evacuation) well before flooding begins, but only if this is safe to do so.
The guide also has information on how people can stay informed about possible flash flooding and also the natural warning signs or environmental cues for flash flooding such as very heavy rainfall.
The guide is being delivered to all SES Region Headquarters during July for distribution by SES members to communities with a high flash flood risk.
Never drive, ride, walk or play in floodwater.
NSW SES Flash FloodSafe Guide