Responding to a flood threat

It's important that you understand how to respond to a flood.

Follow these tips when flooding is likely to impact your property:

  • move valuables up high
  • collect sandbags from Council depots
  • listen to your local radio station for updates and/or visit Council's website
  • make sure your emergency kit is ready. This should contain valuables such as jewellery, a back up of important computer files, warm clothing, important documents (such as birth certificates), and any needs for infants and pets
  • plan your evacuation route. Don't drive through floodwaters. If you plan to evacuate, do so early, as roads may become flooded or congested

Working with sandbags

The following video shows you how to work with sandbags to protect your property:

Watch the video or read the text version.

You can also watch this video and other related videos on Council's YouTube channel.