What do we really mean by 'floodwater' and is it ever ok to enter?

Melanie Taylor*, Katharine Haynes

*Corresponding author for this work

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Flood safety messages used extensively and consistently in Australia are 'If it's flooded, forget it', 'Never drive, ride or walk through floodwater', 'Don't play in flood water'. These messages are clear, unambiguous and definitive. The problem is, people continue to enter floodwater.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-11
Number of pages2
JournalAustralian Journal of Emergency Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019


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