Thursday, July 31, 2014

Flood advice for Tyenna and Styx


The State Emergency Service and Bureau of Meteorology advise that consistent rain over the region in the last three days will create moderate flows in the Derwent River system. Minor flood conditions are expected for the Tyenna and Styx river systems.

SES advises the following precautions BEFORE the flood:

  • Make sure all poisons are stored well above ground level
  • Have suitable protective footwear available
  • Ensure you have candles and matches in waterproof containers available
  • Prepare a flood emergency kit including a torch and battery operated radio with fresh batteries to listen for flood warnings and updates
  • Have a supply of bottled water and food for you and your pets
  • Disconnect electrical items
  • Turn of power sources such as gas and electricity if flooding occurs
  • Have waterproof bags ready to protect clothing and important documents from flood waters
  • Listen to ABC radio for flood updates

SES advises the following precautions DURING and AFTER the flood:
  • Do not enter any flood water unless you are sure it is safe to do so
  • Do not allow children to play in flood water
  • Watch for trapped animals
  • Beware of fallen power lines
  • Do not turn on your gas and electricity until you are sure it is safe to do so
  • Listen to the radio for flood updates
If you need assistance from SES volunteers due to a storm or flood emergency the number to call is 13 25 00.

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