Are you in an area of severe weather or flooding?

Are you in an area of severe weather or flooding
Are you in an area of severe weather or flooding

Many parts of New South Wales are currently being impacted by severe weather and extensive flooding. Low lying grounds are saturated and river catchment areas have reached their capacity. This has led to several communities along the rivers being at risk of riverine flooding, flash flooding and landslides. 

On-going severe storms and heavy rainfall have been the cause for extensive flooding to communities in the River regions in North Western parts of NSW, Metropolitan Sydney and South Coast region. Due to an East-Coast Low (ECL) a flood watch has been issued for The Georges River and Hawkesbury-Nepean River and other coastal catchments.

Do you live or work in an area of heavy rainfall or at risk of flash flooding? Or face the possibility of being asked to evacuate? If a flood warning has been issued for your community, stay calm, ensure you do everything possible to protect your family and property and be safe.

Being prepared is the first step toward handling an emergency like a flood. Here are some useful tips that may help you to be prepared before a flood warning announcement.

  • Know more facts and information about the hazards likely to affect you – flood, storm, power outage, medical.

  • Stay aware and up to date with flood warnings and efforts from what’s happening in your community, NSW SES – State Emergency Service, Bureau of Meteorology and ABC – the official emergency broadcaster.

  • Create an emergency plan for your household or business to protect what matters most. Valuable items should be stored well above ground level or in waterproof containers. Move electrical goods to the highest locations. Objects that are likely to float and cause damage should be anchored.

  • Store important documents in a safe place other than your home. It’s advisable to have as much as possible digitised. Important papers, valuables, photos and other special items should be put into your ‘Emergency Kit’ to be taken along in case of evacuation.

  • Get or update insurance coverage for health, life and pets. Having your home and its contents, business and cars insured can help you avoid major financial stresses. 

  • Have contact numbers of local authorities, emergency and support services close at hand. You should also have contacts of relatives and friends to keep them informed of your situation.

  • Build a ‘Survival and Recovery Kit’. Use a sturdy weather-proof container, preferably a large sports bag or a suitcase with wheels. Your survival and recovery kit should include food, water, warm and waterproof clothing, comfortable shoes, a torch and batteries, mobile phone and device chargers, some cash, medications (human and pet) and basic first aid. Don’t forget to pack any personal comfort items, especially for children and pets.

  • In severe flood risk situations, the Emergency Services make decisions on evacuations. You may be asked to evacuate several hours before a levee overtops or fails. Exit routes can be cut off due to floodwater. Know your evacuation route in case of flooding.

  • Managing your stress in emergencies will allow you to make better decisions for you and your loved ones. Know and practise ways to help keep your stress levels down, like taking deep breaths and positive self-talk.

Water and Flood Damage Restoration Services.

After the rains have stopped and flood waters have receded, most people will want to get back into their homes or businesses. 

One of the primary effects of flooding is water damage to property, homes, buildings, bridges and other systems like sewerage, roadways and canals. Water damage and Flood damage can be destructive and dangerous if not attended to at the earliest.

Flood waters are not clean water and the cleanup involves handling biohazards. Water damage also results in mould growth, all sorts of structural problems and safety hazards. It may be necessary to get help from professionals for Mould Removal, Odour Removal, Sewage Cleanup and Water and Flood Damage Restoration.

Bio Hazard Services Pty Ltd is a reputed and trusted biohazard cleaning and damage restoration company. At any job, we ensure our crew are properly equipped and follow industry protocols. Our qualified and experienced technicians will take the proper steps to repair and restore your home.  Our processes will also prevent additional water damage and moisture damage.

Bio Hazard Services is here to help with Water and Flood Damage Restoration. We can help you get back to normal after a flood.  

Get in touch with us hereemail or call us on 0490439319. Our emergency specialised services cover Covid-19 Cleaning, Biohazard Cleaning, Decontamination and Disinfection, Meth Cleaning and Restoration Services. We are available 24/7 in Sydney, Blue Mountains and Regional NSW. Our service areas also include Bathurst, Lithgow, Orange, Wellington, Penrith, Blacktown, Windsor, Campbelltown and Parramatta.