Flood – you still need to be Floodwise

In the wake of the floods, it is important if looking at buying a new home to prevent or avoid areas of flood as you cannot always depend on Insurers to provide.

The Brisbane City Council maintains the Floodwise Property Report, which provides anticipated flood levels from river, creek, waterway and storm tide flooding and ground levels for the nominated property.

The Queensland Reconstruction Authorityhas an interactive map showing floodplains and flooding information. The maps do not show a defined flood event, but show areas of Queensland where, based on geological evidence, there has previously been inundation or there is a probable chance of inundation. Given the size of Queensland there are areas where the mapping is still being produced. The Authority has established a programme to develop the floodplain maps for the entire State and release them as they become available.

Consider these main points:

 

There are several factors that real estate agents should follow:

But do not depend on them, you still need to be prudent and do your own checks too. This includes asking locals and using the resources now available. Avoiding Risk is better than taking it.

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