Flood Response

  • Floods can kill. Don’t try to walk through flooded areas. Even shallow water moving fast can sweep you off your feet. There may be hidden dangers such as open drains, damaged road surfaces.These can cause serious injuries or even death.
  • Don’t attempt to drive through flood- water. Two feet of water will float your car, the water is often deeper than it looks and may be moving quite fast. Manhole covers may have come off and there may be other hazards you can’t see. Your vehicle may be swept away or you may become stranded.
  • Never try to swim through fast flowing water - you may get swept away or be struck by an object in the water.
  • Avoid contact with flood water - it may be contaminated with sewage and chemicals. Wash your hands immediately if you do come into contact with flood-water.
  • Also do not let your children play in flood water.
  • Keep an eye on weather reports on local television or radio news channels. The SES and Bureau of Meteorology will issue regular updates on their websites and on local news channels to advise people on the situation and that they should do.
  • Follow any advice you are given by emergency services at the scene.
Some Pictures:

By T Deacon and S Atwal
Source: www.ses.nsw.gov.au

all pictures at google