Prepare for floods

Prepare for floods
Low-lying areas are more prone to flooding from nearby creeks and rivers. If you live in a flood-prone area, these simple steps will help protect your home against the impact of flooding. Be prepared to evacuate to higher ground.

Prepare your home for floods

Floods account for 30% of Australia's natural disasters. The most common form of flooding in Australia is the flooding of rivers following heavy rainfall. Another major form of flooding is the overflow …

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Take precautions

Know where and how to turn off utilites that supply your home, such as mains power, water, gas, and solar power. To enable fast action in an emergency, draw a map of your property and clearly mark the …

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When floods threaten

Identify which indoor items you will raise or remove. If you have adequate warning that your property could be inundated by floodwaters, you have a few options. Find out whether your area was previously …

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Retrofitting for flood-prone areas

If you llive in a flood-prone area, consider raising your house so that where you reside is higher above the ground and portenial floodwaters. Can you move your house to a higher part of your block, …

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Check your house insurance

Check your house insurance is adequate and covers all types of flood damage. Many factors determine the risk of flood for your area, including floodplain shape, slope, and storage capacity. All of these, …

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