The majority of flood related deaths in Australia are a result of inexperienced people entering flood waters on foot, in vehicles and by boat.
Driving on roads during or after a flood is extremely hazardous. Roads may be damaged, bridges destroyed and communities may be isolated by flood waters for days, weeks or months. It is important to review your travel plans if the region you are travelling through has experienced recent flooding and avoid driving, boating and wading through flooded waters at all times unless absolutely necessary.
People have drowned after being trapped in their vehicles, washed away in rapid waters and been seriously injured from hidden debris by attempting to travel through flood waters.
For further publications regarding flooding visit the DFES website here.