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.
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