In the event of flooding, listen to radio and television broadcasts for further information.
Move your car to higher ground - don't leave it on the street. Saltwater from kingtides can do permanent damage to vehicles.
Sandbag doors to minimise the amount of water that can enter your house.
To prevent the entry of water under doors, you can alo use plastic shopping bags or garbage bags partly filled with sand or soil. These will provide a good seal if packed tightly.
In the event of an approaching cyclone or disaster, residents are able to access free sand for sandbags from council. Sand will now be available from Lou Litster Park rather than the previous location at Green Street. You must bring your own bags to fill and please do not take sand from beaches.
Turn off electricity supply to help prevent an injury from electrocution.
If electrical items get wet, do not plug them in again until checked by an electrician.
Close check valves in sewer traps to prevent sewage back flow. If check valves are not fitted, place sandbags over the drain hole.
Move to a high area of your house for safety or, if you are able, evacuate to a safe place above flood level.
What to do if flooding occurs while you are driving
Avoid already flooded areas and areas subject to sudden flooding.
Be aware of flooding at dips, bridges, causeways and low areas. It only takes 60 centimetres of swiftly flowing water to carry away the average car.
If you are driving and come upon rapidly rising waters, turn around and find another route.
Barricades are put up by the council or police for your protection and safety - do not ignore them. Driving around them places you at considerable risk.