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Flood Raising

Raising the floor level of your home may reduce the risk of floodwaters entering the property. You can also raise your valuables or appliances like your fridge or washing machine to a higher level to help secure them from floodwaters. You can also install removable cabinetry on ground floors which allows you to move them to higher ground if a flood is predicted. Storing your valuables and essential household items at higher levels may also help to minimise exposure to rising water levels. If you’re in a flood-prone area, it’s also important to consider raising services such as electricity and gas above floor level to avoid contact with floodwater.