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Staying safe during a flood

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Authors Vasilakopoulou, K.
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Audience Consumers
ISBN 978-0-7334-4076-2

Floods are among the most frequent and costly extreme weather events in Australia and all over the world. Floods are mainly caused by heavy or steady rain for several hours or days that saturates the ground. Flash floods, on the other hand, occur suddenly due to rapidly rising water along a stream or low-lying area. Flooding can cause damage to buildings and other infrastructure, injuries and even fatalities. During floods and other extreme weather events, older people. people with disability, pregnant women, families with children, etc, often require assistance and additional time to evacuate, however, they are frequently not included in evacuations and emergency response plans.

This factsheet provides information to assist older people, people with disability and their carers prepare for floods in their home environment.


Table of Contents

Staying safe during a flood

What to do before a flood

Stay safe during a flood

After the flood

Damages to the home

Where can I find more information?


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