Staying Healthy During Floods

Staying Healthy During Floods

Floodwater can be extremely polluted. It is important to understand how to reduce your risk of injury, sickness or infection during floods and storms.

It is normal to feel a mix of emotions in emergency situations and these emotions should pass with time. People who use the support of family, friends, church or other organisations are generally found to recover well from stressful situations such as these. However, there are times when extra support may be needed. If you experience a prolonged period of distress, please contact your GP.

If you need emergency assistance in a flood or storm, call the State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500. For a medical, police or fire emergency call Triple Zero (000).

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