Protecting your family and property from floods
There are a number of Tasmanian communities located near rivers which periodically flood. In 2009 there was extensive flooding in August/September which caused disruption to many people.
It is important to be aware of any flood risk that might exist where you live, where you have property and where you work.
Types of Flooding
Flash Flooding - usually occurs in headwaters and results in rapid rises of water over a short period of time.
Riverine Flooding - occurs when rivers burst their banks, inundating the surrounding low-lying land.
Other causes include dam failure, pipeline failure, storm surge and tsunami.
To learn more about what you can do before, during and after floods download the SES FloodSafe brochure and FloodSafe toolkit.
Download FloodSafe Information as PDF:
If you need assistance during a flood or storm emergency phone the SES on: