Flood facts
There are many dangers following a storm or heavy rain, and floodwaters can be one of the most unsuspecting.
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Written by Alexander Pan
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You can find some easy ways to prepare yourself below and get reliable information from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and New Zealand WeatherWatch.

The after-effects of storms can affect your day to day activities and getting around. Fallen trees and flooding are the most common outcomes of stormy weather. Do not walk, drive or swim in floodwater.

Flood waters can appear calm and shallow but may hide strong currents beneath the surface. These waters can also be contaminated with pollution, sewage or debris from the flood which could cause injury. According to BOM, most flood deaths and injuries are preventable.

If you are stranded and need help, you can call your local SES on 132 500. If your life is in danger, call 000.

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