Playing in Floodwater
Never swim or play in flood water. There can be lots of really yucky and dangerous things floating just under the surface.
Every family should have an emergency plan and every member of the family should know what it is. Even kids!
Your emergency kit should include a torch, a radio, spare batteries, first aid kit, a pair of rubber gloves, your home emergency plan as well as food and water for three days. You never know what kind of emergency may happen, so it’s important to have a complete kit, just in case.
Storms are dangerous and can change quickly. It is important to listen to warnings and act early to prepare for storms.
It is important to clean up before a big storm or cyclone. Toys and other things can blow around and even hit houses or people if they are left lying around.
Driving in Floodwater
Never drive in flood water. The water moves very fast and the current is very strong making it dangerous for cars and people.
Tsunamis are powerful and dangerous waves. If you hear a tsunami warning at the beach you need to move to higher ground.
Just because it seems safe outside doesn’t mean a cyclone is over. Listen to warnings and always check to make sure it’s safe to go outside after a cyclone.
Heavy rain can lead to flash flooding. A low creek or river can become dangerous very quickly in bad weather.
During a Storm
It’s ok to be scared during a big storm. Make sure to stay inside and don’t stand under trees.