Over the past four years the SA State Emergency Service (SES) has developed and implemented a highly successful community education and awareness raising program called Floodsafe.
If your home is near a creek, river or drain or is a low lying area, it could be flooded, even if you have never seen flood water there before. There are simple things you and your family can do to stay safe and reduce the damage to your home.
Flood damage may not be covered by your insurance - so check your policy!
BEFORE FLOODING OCCURS
Ask your council or SES about local flood plans or records.
If your area is flood prone, consider alternatives to carpets. Tiled floors are less likely to be damaged and are easier to clean.
Have an emergency kit on hand which should include:
Adequate supplies of canned food and bottled water
First aid kit and instructions
Waterproof bags for clothing and valuables
Gardening gloves for clean up
Portable radio, torch and spare batteries
Keep a list of emergency phone numbers on display
If you would like an SES FloodSafe group to visit your school or community group, please contact the Community FloodSafe Volunteer Coordinator Lyn Little on 84637931 or 0407 794 756, or for further information og to www.ses.sa.gov.au