The Tasmanian State Emergency Service provides the following information in the case of a flood.

Don’t be fooled by a flood – they can happen in a flash. Take these simple steps to ensure the safety of you and your family during a flood.

Be Prepared

  • Know your local area, particularly if there is a history of flooding.
  • Have an emergency kit on hand, including a battery operated radio, torch and spare batteries.
  • Keep a list of emergency numbers handy.
  • Identify evacuation routes and centres.

Stay Alert

  • Stay tuned to local media for current weather advice and warnings.
  • Keep an eye out and don’t allow children to play in, or near, flood waters

Don’t Delay

  • Always follow instructions and directions from local authorities.
  • Be ready to evacuate if necessary.

Act Safe

  • Never drive in flood waters.
  • Never swim or wade in flood waters.
  • Continue to monitor your local media for updated information and advice.

For further information contact the State Emergency Service (external website).

There are a number of resources to assist residents and businesses following flooding. These can be found on our Flood Assistance page. TasALERT also has a range of information and resources.