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Vehicle (during bushfire or flood)  
Volunteering in an emergency  
   

VOLUNTEERING IN AN EMERGENCY

Volunteers play a vital role in the recovery effort following disasters such as a floods, droughts, storms and bushfires. Volunteer Emergency Recovery Information System (VERIS) is a South Australian online system for registration and allocation of volunteers. The system is managed by the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion.

VERIS is only activated in the recovery phase of a state emergency. It enables the matching of the needs of disaster affected people with the skills and availability of potential volunteers. 

Phone: 1300 885 068 (freecall)
Email: volunteer@dcsi.sa.gov.au

or register online via the Volunteers Post Emergency Recovery Operations webpage.

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VEHICLE

Question: I am in my vehicle around a bushfire, what should I do?

See bushfire Vehicle Preparation for information on positioning your vehicle, actions to take inside your vehicle and what to expect as the fire front passes.

Question: I am in my vehicle around a flood, what should I do?

  • Never attempt to drive in flood waters. Be aware that roads can become treacherous and impassable due to heavy rains.
  • Obey road closure signs and stick to the main roads.
  • Always follow instructions and directions from local authorities and be ready to evacuate if necessary.
  • Never enter flood waters and in particular do not allow children to play in or near them.
  • If stranded stay with your vehicle.
  • Stay tuned to local radio for current weather advice and warnings.
  • More detailed advice on floods can be found at the SES website: www.ses.sa.gov.au.
  • Weather information can be found at the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) website: www.bom.gov.au.
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