Flood Emergency Preparedness
Be prepared for the next flood
Flooding affects the entire local community, and actions by individuals may have serious consequences on others within their catchment. To play your part:
- Do not dispose of grass clippings or garden cuttings in or near a drain or watercourse and remove any other obstructions that can cause blockages;
- be aware of any drainage easement or pipeline which affects your property;
- be aware of any potential flooding or overland flow affecting your property;
- keep all flow paths around your property clear;
- do not construct raised gardens, plant significant trees or vegetation, or construct impermeable fencing within flow paths;
- do not perform any significant work (earthworks, creek bank protection, bridges, piping etc) to the watercourse through your property without first consulting Council - unapproved work can increase flooding potential both on your own property and your neighbour’s. You may be held liable for unapproved work irrespective of whether it has caused a past flooding problem or not.
Visit the SES Community Safety website for information that can assist you in becoming better prepared for floods, storms and tsunami as well as give you information on what to do just before, during and after these events.
To assist in Flood Preparedness Gosford City Council in 2011 worked together with Wyong Shire Council and State Emergency Services to produce a Flood Safe brochure (PDF File, 3.7mb) for residents of the Central Coast. Download a copy of this brochure to find out how you can be aware of flooding and be prepared for the next flood!