There is a fire extinguisherin your accommodation (and a fire blanket where there is a hotplate).
In the event of a fire or flood
Assemble at the emergency assembly area (see site map) and await instructions from staff or emergency services.
In the event of an evacuation, you must register with South Coast Retreat management or emergency services as having left the premises then proceed to the right, following Greenwell Point Road, to the Evacuation Centre located at the Greenwell Point Community Memorial Hall (81 Greenwell Point Road) next door to the service station. If you did not register as having left South Coast Retreat at the Emergency Assembly area, you will need to register at the Evacuation Centre.
All towable boats, caravans, trailers, etc. are to be towed and stored at the Rural Fire Service (24 Greenwell Point Road) located on the left before exiting Greenwell Point.
Recommended actions before evacuation (if time permits)
Listen to the local radio for updates on flood warnings and read notices at Reception
Check on neighbours
Disconnect all electrical leads
Fill clean water containers
Close down all gas bottles
Protect and relocate pets
Place items up out of flood water depth e.g. on tables
Empty fridges and leave doors open to prevent them from floating away
During the flood event
Don’t drink flood water
Don’t eat food that has come into contact with flood water
Don’t use phones unless in need of help or to report an emergency
Don’t use boats for sightseeing or to cross fast-moving water
Don’t mix flood water and alcohol – you may drown!
Don’t hinder operations by sightseeing
Don’t handle wet electrical equipment
Avoid hypothermia after becoming soaked
Watch for hidden dangers such as vehicle accidents caused by road washout, soft edges and damaged bridges, electrocution by overhead or fallen power lines
Boil all water until supplies have been declared safe
Take photos of flood waters and mark water heights if possible
Driving in flood areas
Check with police for safe routes before driving anywhere
Avoid areas subject to inundation
Beware of washouts, fallen power lines and floating objects
Don’t enter flood waters especially if the water is moving fast
If your vehicle stalls in rapidly rising water and you can safely jump to dry ground, do so immediately – do not stay in your car
If water is coming up too fast, do not try to wade over to dry ground, climb to the roof of your vehicle and signal for witnesses to immediately call 000
Recovery procedure after the flood
Check with Police and SES before returning to the flooded area
Beware of snakes and spiders
Beware of health risks of wading through muddy water
Don’t use food or drinks which have been in contact with floodwater
Don’t handle electrical equipment
Boil all water until supplies are declared safe to drink
Wear shoes and gloves in any area which has been flooded