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Please, Let the Warnings Be Wrong: More Floods Might Hit Australia

Getting bad news basically always sucks. However, the sooner that you know that a tragedy might smack you, the sooner you can get prepped. That’s why it’s important to check if the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) is worried about your home. This is because a moderate to major flood might be heading your way.

Where in Australia Might Flood?

On August 4, the BOM announced warnings that the following Victoria places may flood:

  • Seven Creeks
  • Castle Creeks
  • The Kiewa River
  • The King River
  • Corryong
  • Parts of Northeast Victoria

On August 4, the BOM announced warnings that the following Victoria catchments may flood:

  • Upper Murray River
  • Mitta Mitta River
  • Ovens River

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On August 4, the BOM announced warnings that the following NSW places may flood:

  • Braidwood 
  • Goulburn
  • Bombala
  • Tumbarumba
  • Tumut
  • Khancoban 
  • Thredbo Top Station
  • Castlereagh 
  • Bell
  • Macquarie
  • Belubula
  • Bogan River
  • Queanbeyan River
  • Lachlan River 
  • Tumut River 
  • Murrumbidgee River

Fortunately though, all severe weather warnings in the Riverina district have been called off. 

On August 4, the BOM announced warnings that the following NSW catchments may flood:

  • Castlereagh River
  • Bell River
  • Belubula River
  • Mandagery Creek
  • Molonglo Rivers
  • Upper Murray 
  • Mitta Mitta River
  • Macquarie River to Bathurst
  • Lachlan River to Cotton’s Weir
  • Turon and Macquarie Rivers to Burrendong Dam

What Do You Do During a Flood in Australia?

The SES NSW has recommended a bunch of stuff you can do to take care of yourself in such a crisis. They’ve stated that you should stack your possessions on benches and tables, with your electrical items on top. Your high up possessions should include items like waste containers, chemicals, and poisons, as you don’t want these nasties leaking into your potentially flooded home.  

Importantly, you should listen to your local radio station for info and keep in touch with your neighbours. Be prepared to evacuate, and do so as early as possible to avoid congestion. And never ever drive, ride, or walk through floodwater. Moreover, make sure you have a Home or Business FloodSafe Plan. If you don’t have one, get prepping.

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