Are you in a flood prone area? Contact your local Council to view the flood mapping for your area.
There are three types of floods that typically occur in Queensland – flash, quick onset (mountain or coastal river) and slow onset flooding (inland rivers).
When planning for disasters like floods, you should:
Listen to your local radio station and watch TV for flood updates. This information will help you work out if the flood has passed or if you need to evacuate.
You should always avoid driving, walking, swimming or riding through floodwater, as it can be dangerous due to bacteria and disease.
Get disaster alerts affecting Queensland.
If your street or home has been flooded, do not return home until flood waters have receded and it’s safe to do so. You should also try to:
Floods can cause a lot of damage very quickly, and rebuilding your home after a flood has hit can be hard. Call us on 13 7202 if you want to make a claim, and we’ll help you as much as we can from there.
The information in this article has been prepared for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal advice or specific advice to any particular person. Any advice contained in the document is general advice, not intended as legal advice or professional advice and does not take into account any person’s particular circumstances. Before acting on anything based on this advice you should consider its appropriateness to you, having regard to your objectives and needs.