During a flood

When a Flood Warning is issued, there are a few things you can do to protect your family and property:

  • Never drive, ride or walk through floodwater
  • Stack possessions, records, stock or equipment on benches and tables, placing electrical items on top
  • Secure objects that are likely to float and cause damage
  • Relocate waste containers, chemicals and poisons well above floor level
  • Activate your Home or Business FloodSafe Plan
  • Keep listening to your local radio station for information, updates and advice
  • Keep in contact with your neighbours
  • Be prepared to evacuate if advised by emergency services
  • Act early as roads may become congested or close

  

When an Evacuation Warning is issued

When an Evacuation Warning is issued and you prepare to evacuate. Staying inside a house, even one which you think is high enough, may be very dangerous. If you are warned to evacuate it is always safest to move to a location away from the flood affected area before floodwater arrives.

  • Locate important papers, valuables and mementos. Put them in your Emergency Kit
  • Keep listening to your local radio station for information, updates and advice
  • Follow instructions given to you by emergency services

 

When an Evacuation Order is issued

 

When an Evacuation Order is issued and you leave your house:

  • Turn off the electricity and gas at the mains before you leave and turn off and secure any gas bottles
  • Take your pets with you
  • Never enter or travel through floodwater
  • Keep listening to your local radio station for information, updates and advice
  • Follow your Home or Business FloodSafe Plan
  • Follow all instructions given to you by emergency services

During Flash Floods

When flash flooding is likely, leaving low-lying homes and businesses (evacuation) well before flash flooding begins is the best action to take, but only if it is safe to do so . If you are trapped by rising floodwater, seek refuge in the highest part of a sturdy building. Stay there and call '000' (triple zero) if you need rescue.

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