Rising Water Levels
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With extreme weather conditions becoming commonplace, it’s more important than ever to recognise — and heed — nature’s warning signs. Rising water levels are an obvious clue that something is amiss. Fail to take note and the consequences could be dire.
Those living close to rivers and other major water sources should pay particular attention, especially following heavy rainfall and storms. Keep a close eye on the surface level. Is it much higher than normal?
Be prepared to take action as the banks could burst without warning. This might sound obvious, but not all recognise the dangers and rescue is often required. Don’t want to be that person? If the water has become brown and muddy, don’t delay, with the eroding sediment indicating that trouble might lie ahead. Our best advice? Head to higher ground as soon as possible — and never attempt to drive through flood waters.