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August 21, 2019 at 8:00 AMComments: 0 Faves: 0

Flood Safety Tips for Your this Summer

By naomimorriston More Blogs by This Author

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They could lead to accidents and death, isolate communities, harm infrastructure, reduce on services, destroy livelihoods and property.

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A couple of hours spent creating your house protected, preparing flooding program and also an emergency kit can enable you to endure the effects of a flooding.

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In Western Australia (WA), flood could occur anywhere, anytime and by a number of water sources such as rivers and creeks, storm tides, overflowing catchments and because of heavy rain brought on by cyclones.

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Floods are destructive and unpredictable, and they can occur.

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Aside from the damage experiencing a flooding may be an emotional moment. If you aren't ready for the chance of a flood, then recovery could be stressful slow and costly.

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You Want to:

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Know the flooding risk to your place Prepare Your House and propertyRespond when water includes Recover following a flooding

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You can prepare for flooding in Many of ways:

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-By installing high quality flood sensors.

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-Check with your Regional council about local flooding plans or documents that detail issue areas

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-Request authorities about relocation paths and facilities If your area is flood prone consider choices to carpeting Get an emergency kit

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-Prepare a home flood strategy Maintain a list of emergency phone numbers on screen Check your insurance coverage to Find out If You're insured for flood damage

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If Flood is Expected make your Security a priority and in Case You Have time try to prepare Your Own House

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-Safe toxic items roll up carpeting, move furniture, electrical items and valuables to a high degree

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-Place significant personal documents, valuables and critical medical equipment into a watertight case in an available place If you're moving, take your pets with you whether it's safe to do so.

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-If not supply sufficient water and food and transfer them into a safer location Monitor Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) predictions and warnings on the internet and listen to a Regional ABC Radio

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If rising waters threaten your house and you choose to proceed to a safer place, inform the authorities, your closest State Emergency Service (SES) unit along with your neighbors of your strategies to move.

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Monitor your regional radio for warnings and information Pack warm clothes, essential medicine, valuables and personal papers in watertight bags together with your emergency kit. Lift furniture, clothes and valuables on beds, tables and roof area place electric items at the maximum location Empty freezers and refrigerators, leaving doors open to prevent loss or damage if they float. Switch off the electricity, gas and water and take your Cell Phone When you stay or leave, place sandbags at the toilet bowl and above all of laundry/bathroom drain holes to stop sewage backflow lock your home and take advocated relocation routes to your region Don't drive into water of unknown depth and Present. Stay safe out there!

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