You may be told to leave your home by local authorities or decide to leave due to a flood.

If you do evacuate, tell police or emergency service workers and your neighbours.

You should leave early rather than wait for water to rise eg - leave before the water is near your door step.

Before you leave you should:

  • empty freezers and refrigerators and leave their doors open - or they may float and cause damage
  • collect and secure your personal valuables including important papers, money and photos
  • turn off the power, gas, and water
  • pack your emergency kit
  • place a sandbag over low drains and in the toilet to prevent back-flow of sewage into your home
  • contact your insurance company, if you have one
  • secure the property.
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