FloodSafe for people living with a vision impairment

8 Tips FloodSafeMany people across NSW are affected by dangerous floods and there have been avoidable deaths due to flooding. The protection of life is the highest priority for the NSW SES when we make decisions about planning for floods.

People who have low or no vision may be more susceptible to the impacts of floods. It is important to care for and assist all people to be prepared for, respond to and recover from floods.

If you care for a person who has low or no vision, they may need assistance in planning for floods as well as putting that plan into action in times of flood.

For people living with low or no vision, identifying a support person or carer who can assist with planning for and responding to floods can greatly increase your resilience and recovery from flood events.


  • Setting up a support tree to contact people with limited or no hearing (by visiting them) when a Flood Watch or Flood Warning has been issued, is a good way to make sure they get current information.

  • Utilise a care or support person to develop a FloodSafe Plan that suits your situation


Audio Messages from the NSW SES

  Generic Messages
  Put together an emergency kit
  Planning for an emergency
  Know your risk
  know who to call
  Know where to go
  Check your Insurance
  Listen to local radio
  Preparing now so you can act early
  When preparing to evacuate
  When an Evacuation Order is issued
  Returning after a disaster

  FloodSafe Messages
  Preparing now for floods
  When flooding is likely
  Never enter floodwater
  When flooding is about to happen
  After a flood

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