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  1. Urban flash floods - FAQs

    14 May 2019 Urban flash floods - FAQs

    Urban flash flooding can happen quickly and without warning. Heavy rain causes runoff to collect in dips, car parks and roads, and there is a risk of contamination, injury and disease...

  2. Bushfires and water tanks

    04 Feb 2019

    Debris, smoke, ash and dead animals from a bushfire can contaminate water tanks...

  3. Bushfire preparation advice

    27 Nov 2018 Bushfire preparation advice

    Being prepared for a bushfire helps you cope better in an emergency...

  4. How to cope and stay safe in extreme heat

    19 Nov 2018

    Know the effects of extreme heat, who is at risk and how you can prepare yourself and others...

  5. Heat stress and heat-related illness

    19 Nov 2018

    Heat kills more Australians than any natural disaster. Find out how you can treat and prevent heat-related illness...

  6. Cleaning up ash after a fire

    18 Jan 2018

    After a fire, many homes may be affected by ash residue from smoke. This ash can be harmful, particularly for children or people with heart or lung conditions. This factsheet has tips and advice for...

  7. Emergencies - floods

    Emergencies - floods

    You and your family should work out an emergency plan in case of flood...

  8. Bushfire aftermath - safety tips

    23 Oct 2017

    Houses, sheds and other buildings or structures burnt in a bushfire can leave potential health hazards...

  9. Bushfire smoke

    23 Oct 2017

    Bushfire smoke can reduce air quality in rural and urban areas, and may affect people's health...

  10. After a flood – returning home safely

    16 Oct 2017

    When returning to your home after a flood, take precautions to reduce the possibility of injury, illness or disease...