28 Sep, 2016

Batten down the hatches

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During severe weather, the State Emergency Service (SES) advised the following precautions:

  • Do not drive, ride or walk through floodwater
  • Be vigilant on the roads. There may be a lot of water across roads and there may be trees that have fallen across major roads
  • Stay away from fallen powerlines. Always assume fallen powerlines are live – they should be reported to SA Power Networks on 13 13 66
  • Monitor the Alert SA website https://www.alert.sa.gov.au/ or download the free Alert SA app on your phone for the latest information from the SES and other agencies
  • Shelter and secure pets and other animals
  • Keep a close eye on the Bureau of Meteorology weather reports and listen to your local radio for updates

Please also be prepared for potential power failures.

Flood and severe weather information is available on the SES website http://www.ses.sa.gov.au, or by following SES Twitter @SA_SES or SES Facebook @SAStateEmergencyService.

For further information on ACC’s support for this event contact Tom McCready, Associate Director Public Realm on 8203 7313 or 0417 817 444.