5 things you can
do to help prepare
for floods.

Know your flood risk 

Check with your local floodplain management authority to see whether your property is at a high risk of flooding. Depending on where you live this could be the local council, catchment management authority, water authority, or territory government.

Have an emergency flood plan and practice it with your household  

Understand the warnings and signs that will trigger your flood plan. Know in advance your flood-safe evacuation routes, where you will stay and who you will call. Put together an emergency kit and protect sentimental belongings by placing them on high shelves or in waterproof bags.

Move what household items you can to a higher place

Put furniture and rugs up onto beds and tables. Place electrical items on top of furniture and cupboards.

Turn off the electricity,
gas and water

Store poisons well above
ground level

Store poisons and chemicals on high shelves to reduce contamination of flood water. 

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