The Northern Territory (NT) is prone to some of the most extreme weather in the world.

Flooding is common during the Wet Season, with some smaller and remote communities often cut off by flood waters.

Flooding mainly happens when rivers burst their banks. Localised flooding can occur due to higher than usual flows in stormwater drains or rising of the water table.

If you live in the Top End or in a flood-prone area of the NT you need to know how to prepare and act in a flood.

In this section you can read about:

Go to the Police, Fire and Emergency Services website where you can get brochures on:

  • preparing for a flood in your community
  • flooding in Alice Springs
  • how to prepare for a flood in Katherine
  • cleaning up after a flood in Katherine.
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