Worldwide, floods are the most costly natural disaster in terms of human impact and economic losses.
Australia is becoming increasingly at risk of frequent and widespread flooding because of warmer temperatures over land and sea.
Knowing how to prepare for floods, both physically and psychologically, and how to provide psychosocial support for individuals and communities impacted by floods, is important to help communities recover.
Preparing for floods
This information sheet is to help people to prepare psychologically for the threat of a flood.
Recovering from floods
When a flood happens in a community, it can be highly distressing for many people. But there is a lot that family, friends, volunteers and community members can do to help those affected