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NSW Health advice

NSW Health has advice and information on maintaining health during and after floods and storms.

Drinking water

Listen to your local radio station or check social media for updates from your water supplier about the safety of your drinking water.

If a 'boil water alert' is issued in your area, observe it strictly to prevent illness.

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During periods of flooding, mosquito numbers can rapidly increase. It's important you take protective measures to avoid mosquito bites and the consequent risk of disease.

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Find out if you are eligible for the free JEV vaccination.


Flood-inundated homes and buildings provide conditions for mould to grow. If water has got into your home, completely clean and dry water-damaged carpets and building materials. Discard material that cannot be cleaned and dried completely.

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Last updated: 15 December 2022