Floods in NSW
NSW SES HAVE OVER 50 NOTIFICATIONS REGARDING FLOOD WATERS including MAJOR FLOOD WARNINGS IN NORTHERN RIVERS, MID-NORTH COAST, HUNTER, SYDNEY NORTH, WEST AND SOUTH. If people are in these areas they are urged to please take immediate steps for their safety in placed in danger due to rising floodwaters. Please check the website for updates. FLOOD EVENTS ARE AN EXTREME RISK TO LIFE. IT IS NOT POSSIBLE FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES TO GET TO EVERYONE. More details at ses.nsw.gov.au Stay up to date with the latest weather, warnings & river conditions: http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/index.shtml For emergency help in floods and storms, call the NSW State Emergency Service on 132 500. In life-threatening situations call triple zero (000) immediately. #ifitsfloodedforgetit Please do not put yourselves under unnecessary risk as there will be time for damage assessments to occur when floods subside. If you have been impacted by a flood, here is a checklist to consider and follow;
- Once waters have receded, contact your electrical supply company to ensure your supply has been safely reconnected.
- Check insurances and relevant flood cover. If so, contact insurers to receive advice on how to progress with a claim.
- Identify and capture clear images of tide marks or water heights in and around buildings and equipment.
- If there is significant damage such as collapsing ceilings, do not enter until the building has been professionally inspected.
- Wear appropriate PPE including gumboots, gloves etc when commencing removal of damaged equipment and surfaces.
- Ensure stormwater drains are clear and any debris removed in case of follow up rain.
- Document damage to items individually, including floor coverings, appliances, air conditioners, televisions and computers, capturing images and serial numbers of these items before discarding.
- Maintain any receipts associated with clean-up including for materials, PPE, mini skips or machinery, like dryers, required.