When a flood threatens

When a flood threatens:

  • Listen to your local radio stations as emergency management officials will be broadcasting the most appropriate advice for your community and situation
  • Follow official emergency management advice and instructions
  • Where possible, move pets inside or to a safe place, and move stock to higher ground
  • When floodwaters get close to your home, disconnect electrical appliances and move valuables, clothing, food, medicines and chemicals above the likely reach of floodwater
  • Turn off the power and gas if told to do so by authorities as it can help prevent damage to your home or community
  • Fill bathtubs, sinks and storage containers with clean water in case water becomes contaminated
  • If you have to leave your home, take your getaway kit with you.