It doesn’t have to be raining in your area for a flood to impact you. You could be at risk even if you’ve never seen floodwaters near your home.
You should make a flood plan now and make sure everyone in your household knows what to do if there is flooding.
Did you know? Most household insurances policies do not provide flood cover. Do you know if your house insurance covers you for flood?
Your emergency kit must be kept in a waterproof plastic container or heavy-duty water-resistant bag. You may be without power, water and other essential services for several days after a flood.
When preparing your family and property for natural disasters, you also need to consider your pets and livestock.
Ensure that your pets are properly identified with a name tag or microchip or that you have a recent photo of them with you, and that stock registers for your livestock are current.
Find out more about pet and livestock welfare in an emergency by visiting the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development website.
You can also ask your local government if there are pet or livestock welfare arrangements in place during an emergency.
You should prepare your home and property for potential flooding.