SES calls for better planning as part of their FloodSafe campaign

In March this year the Port Macquarie SES unit assisted two people from this flooded vehicle at Telegraph Point. Pic SES - Click the photo to take you back to the full story.
In March this year the Port Macquarie SES unit assisted two people from this flooded vehicle at Telegraph Point. Pic SES - Click the photo to take you back to the full story.

THE NSW State Emergency Service (SES) is using the month of June to emphasise the frustrating fact that much of the damage caused by floods and storms could be prevented.

NSW SES Deputy Region Controller Maria Frazer says being flood safe is quite easy and if you follow a few simple steps you can help protect yourself, your friends and your family from the dangers of floods.

It is a timely directive with a number of river systems on the Mid North Coast on flood watch.

“Entering floodwater is the number one cause of death and injury in a flood so everyone should stay out and stay alive.

“Start by knowing the flood risk in your area, keep up to date with the latest weather information and warnings, follow the instructions of emergency services and never enter floodwater,” she added.

Some Mid North Coast residents continue to ignore warnings like the driver of this car at Bulga Road, Bobin during the March storms. Photo by SES - Click the photo to take you back to the full coverage of this storm event.

Some Mid North Coast residents continue to ignore warnings like the driver of this car at Bulga Road, Bobin during the March storms. Photo by SES - Click the photo to take you back to the full coverage of this storm event.

During the month of June, the NSW SES is highlighting the importance of being prepared for floods with its FloodSafe program. Floods cause considerable damage to properties across NSW each year however, increasing community preparedness can help reduce the amount of damage and potentially save lives.

For more FloodSafe information go to: www.ses.nsw.gov.au 

If it's flooded, forget it: Bains Bridge under water at Wauchope in March. Photo: Josh McMillan.

If it's flooded, forget it: Bains Bridge under water at Wauchope in March. Photo: Josh McMillan.