Look Out For Each Other
Contact neighbours, friends and family when flooding is imminent
Contacting your friends, neighbours and family when flooding is imminent, will help:
- ensure that everybody understands one another's intended actions;
- allows people to assist one another where necessary;
- allows people to share and confirm warnings and information about the flood situation.
- it also provides you (and them) with a bit of support and reassurance
Move people and animals when flooding is imminent
- When flooding is imminent, move people in your care to higher ground. Be aware that people in your care may take longer to move due to: their unique needs eg. mobility constraints; or their location eg. children at school.
- Ensure you take essential supplies for the people in your care including items such as medication, food, water, warm clothing, footwear, nappies and other assistance devices.
- Move larger animals and livestock to high ground. Ensure they have sufficient feed and fresh water to last until floodwaters subside.
- Consider taking manageable pets with you when you evacuate. Ensure you bring sufficient supplies including feed and a leash or cage.
- Remember to move any animals you may own or have responsibility for that are kept away from your property.
- Never enter floodwater. If it’s flooded, forget it.
Learn more about what you can do after a flood