Emergency FloodSafe Kit

Never be complacent about floods - they can happen in a flash! It is a good idea to have a basic emergency FloodSafe Kit available at all times. The kit should comprise the items below in preparation for evacuation. 

A List of Useful Telephone Numbers Bureau of Meteorology - Extreme Weather & Flood Warning 1300 659 215
SES 24 hr Emergency 132 500
SA Police 131 444
Your local Council (To find out details about your local Council visit the Local Government Association website)
Other emergency services
Your insurance company
Neighbours
   
Children's Essentials Make a list of the vital items you will need. For example, milk, baby food, sterilized bottles and spoons, nappies and wipes, nappy bags, spare clothing, comforter, favourite toy or best teddy.
   
Pets Make a list of the vital items you will need for your pet (see Pet Emergency Kit). Identify where the closest animal shelters are in case you can't take your pet into an emergency relief centre.
   
General Items Waterproof bags
List of key personal documents you will need including insurance details and personal identification
Battery operated torch and radio
Spare batteries
Mobile phone
First aid kit and blankets
Canned food, can opener, fresh water and utensils
Waterproof clothing (including rubber gloves, rubber boots)
   
Medication Any family medication you may need, a list of the medication names and the contact details of your local GP.
   
Key Personal Documents, Valuable and Sentimental Belongings Get into the habit of storing them in a high place or upstairs.
   
Sandbags and Sand Have a few unfilled sandbags ready to prepare to block doorways, drains and toilets. (Sandbags need to be filled with dry sand or soil) Some Councils can supply residents with empty sandbags. (To find out details about your local Council visit the Local Government Association website)

 

Other Information:

Emergency Flood Plan


Emergency Flood Planning for Business


Emergency Flood Planning for Households