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Don't be fooled by a flood - they can happen in a flash. Take these simple steps to ensure the safety of you and your family during a flood.

Be Prepared

  • Know your local area, particularly if there is a history of flooding.
  • Have an emergency kit on hand, including a battery operated radio, torch and spare batteries.
  • Keep a list of emergency numbers handy.
  • Identify evacuation routes and centres.

Stay Alert

  • Stay tuned to local media for current weather advice and warnings.
  • Keep an eye out and don't allow children to play in, or near, flood waters

Don't Delay

  • Always follow instructions and directions from local authorities.
  • Be ready to evacuate if necessary.

Act Safe

  • Never drive in flood waters.
  • Never swim or wade in flood waters.
  • Continue to monitor your local media for updated information and advice.

For further information contact your local State Emergency Service office.

Information provided by Australian Emergency Management Institute (AEMI) Link to External Site