Flood preparation for commercial property
Residential and commercial property across regional and metropolitan Victoria can be at risk of ...
Residential and commercial property across regional and metropolitan Victoria can be at risk of flooding in extreme or unpredictable weather - and with high levels of rainfall recorded over the past 18 months, it is important to be prepared.
Peter Ryan, the state's deputy premier and minister for emergency services, said it is important for members of the community to be aware of the risks associated with floodwater.
"Aside from the risk of death, floodwater is full of churning toxic waste and hidden debris, such as barbed wire and tree branches," he explained as he launched the Victoria State Emergency Service's (SES) FloodSafe Week campaign.
The Victoria SES recommends that households and businesses have a clear flood plan in place and make adequate preparations for natural disasters.
Commercial property owners are advised to create a Business FloodSafe Plan online, which can be customised to suit your particular organisation.
This creation of this plan should involve as many employees as possible - and you are advised to have three hard copies of your flood strategy. One should be displayed clearly on your business premises, another should be safely stored in an emergency kit and a third copy should be in a secure location offsite, according to the Victoria SES.