Floods

2009 Floods

What happened to many towns in New South Wales when the floodwaters crossed the border? What did the people in these towns do as the floodwaters approached?

What positive words did Anna Bligh, the then Queensland Premier, have to say about the floods?

How did the 2009 floods affect people, towns, and the environment?

Flood Action Guide

Warning Preparedness & Safety Guide

1) Define the word – flood

2) List the 3 types of flooding

3) What should you and your family do to prepare for a flood?

4) What should your family do during a flood?

5) What should your family do after a flood?

6) List the 4 flood warnings

7) Name the flood severity categories

137 thoughts on “Floods

  1. The flood started to rise much more and it was covering houses , roads, building and much more.

    Well the people that were on the road couldn’t do much because their cars were basically underwater so they were stuck in there cars waiting for the water to go down but the people that heard the warning prepared and started to go to evacuation centers

  2. 5. If your house was effected you should Clean your house and salve all the items you can.
    If you were not effected by the floods you should volunteer to help Cleese up the community and your mates.

  3. 6. The range of flood warning information, which may vary
    slightly between states and areas within a state, includes:
    An Alert, Watch or Advice warning, A Generalised Flood Warning, Warnings of ‘Minor’, ‘Moderate’ or ‘Major’, Predictions of the expected height of a river, are the four types of flood warnings

  4. The video question 1) it flooded the towns and forced people out of there homes and also destroyed many possessions

  5. 3) To prepare have a emergency kit with a battery operated radio, torch and spare batteries and tinned food.

  6. 3) it affected their whole life their house, town and environment, they must have been really sad. Their house would have been ruined with water and rubbish. the town would be ruined because all of the money they had lost during the floods all the small business and shops would be broke and ruined. the enviroment would have been hammed with water a lot of erosion would have happened and thewater would have taken forever to wash away.

  7. She said that the flood was now over and people are cleaning up and helping out around the local area

    She also said that most people are ok now

  8. 7}
    MINOR FLOODING :
    Causes inconvenience. Low-lying areas next to watercourses are
    inundated which may require the removal of stock and equipment.
    Minor roads may be closed and low-level bridges submerged.
    MAJOR FLOODING:
    In addition to the above, extensive rural areas and/or urban areas are
    inundated. Properties and towns are likely to be isolated and major traffic
    routes likely to be closed. Evacuation of people from flood affected areas
    may be required.
    MODERATE FLOODING:
    In addition to the above, the evacuation of some houses may be
    required. Main traffic routes may be covered. The area of inundation is
    substantial in rural areas requiring the removal of stock.

  9. 6. Watch the news, listen for warning sirens, pay attention to how the native wildlife start behaving, pay attention to the weather.

  10. 6)4 flood warnings- an, Alert watch or Advice, a generalised flood warning, warnings of minor, moderate or major, predictions of the expected hieght of a river.

  11. 4)
    If flooding occurs, go to higher ground and avoid areas subject to flooding.
    Do not attempt to walk across flowing streams or drive through flooded roadways.
    If water rises in your home before you evacuate, go to the top floor, attic, or roof.
    Listen to a battery-operated radio for the latest storm information.

  12. 3)Some people from the flood were angry and sad because some of their family members might of died in the flood
    It affected the environment because the floods and winds were so strong, that it blew everything away including trees and cars
    It affected the towns because all the flood water had flooded all the houses underwater, so now the people in the town can’t go anywhere or get supplies

  13. 2. Anna Bligh, and the Queensland Premier, said that the drought thAt they had been having for a very long time was over because there was now lots of water.
    this was good news but the town still had to deal with spending lots of money to clean up there houses and the enviroment.during the drought they had to have water restrictions which meant that showers and be be very short and people tried to use alot less water.

  14. Go investigate the damage at your house but do it with any friends or family to be safe and then scavage for any thing useful to help you in the situation.

  15. 5)
    have advised that it is safe to do so.
    If the main power switch was not turned off prior to flooding, do not re-enter your home until a qualified electrician has determined it is safe to do so.
    Use extreme caution when returning to your home after a flood.

  16. 5.
    – Beware of damaged power lines, bridges,buildings,trees and don’t enter floodwaterst until authorities have declared the area safe before entering flood zones.
    – Don’t use gas or electronic appliances until they have Ben checked for safety.
    – Before entering your house, wait until water has fallen below floor level.

  17. Video question 3) it effected people by destroying their homes, it effected towns by destroying their crops, it effected the environment because a lot of animals would have died in this situation

  18. Video Q1) Most towns were drenched and destroyed by the flood, with the rushing water destroying houses and shops.

  19. The flood affected a lot of people , buildings and towns because powerlines had fell down building got wrecked and had a lot of water in them and the people’s houses would of got wrecked and they would of had to fix the house up and buy all new stuff inless they have insurance on the house

  20. 7. MINOR FLOODING :
    Low-lying areas next to watercourses are
    inundated which may require the removal of stock and equipment.
    Minor roads may be closed and low-level bridges submerged
    MODERATE FLOODING:
    relating to the above, the evacuation of some houses may be
    required. Main traffic routes may be covered. The area of inundation is
    substantial in rural areas requiring the removal of stock.

  21. 7. MAJOR FLOODING:
    In addition to the above, extensive rural areas and/or urban areas are
    inundated. Properties and towns are likely to be isolated and major traffic
    routes likely to be closed. Evacuation of people from flood affected areas

  22. Video Q3)It effected the towns by high winds and strong floods crushing and destroying properties and buildings.

  23. 3. In the 2009 floods lots and lots of houses were destroyed and completely drenched in muddy water. This harsh flood also ruined the enviroment causing lots of sand to wash away, trees to be ripped ot of the ground, crops to be killed, cattle to drown and even two people died in this horrible flooding disaster. They also lets lots of water out of the dam to keep it from over-flowwing but they let out to much and that cuased the whole of Ipswitch to flood also flooding more houses and killing MORE of the enviroment.

  24. 6.
    -a alert, watch or advice
    -a Generalised flood warning
    -warnings of Minor, moderate, major
    -predictions of the expected height of river

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