In the event of flooding, listen to radio and television broadcasts for further information.
Listen for flood warnings issued on radio and television. Advice from the Local Disaster Management Group will contain important information on the risk to your specific location and the actions you should take to protect yourself.
Follow evacuation advice
Do not ignore advice to evacuate issued by either the Local Disaster Management Group or the District Disaster Committee. The decision to issue an evacuation notice is not taken lightly by officials and is made with your safety in mind.
Don't forget to take your emergency kit with you when you evacuate.
Preparations you need to take
Fill your car's fuel tank. Fuel supply may be disrupted after the impact creating a shortage.
Stock up on prescription medicines.
Check your emergency kit
Ensure all items are functional and up to date.
Turn off power, water or gas if advised by the Local Disaster Management Group or Ergon Energy.
Turn off outdoors LPG tanks. Turning them off reduces the risk of fire if they are damaged or dislodged by floodwaters.
Appliances may be affected by power surges that may occur as a cyclone approaches. Unplugging them reduces the risk of damage.
Turn off major appliances if the power is lost. Power surges when electricity is restored may cause damage to your appliances if they are left on.
Review your planning
Make sure every member of the family knows what is happening and what action they need to take.
Store drinking water in clean bathtubs, sinks, plastic bottles, cooking pots and any other safe storage containers. Normal water supplies may be contaminated following a severe impact.
Make sure you have adequate supplies for the whole family.
Bring outdoor items, such as furniture, inside. Unsecured items will be washed away in the flood.
Move your furniture and valuables to a higher floor in your house or the ceiling space. The higher they are the less chance they will be damaged by the floodwaters.