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Preparing for an Emergency

Emergencies are unpredictable.

They can strike any time and disrupt business, families and communities.

Planning

The Australian Red Cross has its Emergency REDiPlan: Four steps to prepare your household in case of an emergency.

Emergencies are not just bushfire and storms.

Think about what types of emergencies you might experience.

In an emergency, your family and household might face these challenges:

  • you may not be together, with children at school and parents at work
  • normal communications might be difficult or impossible
  • power supplies may be cut
  • you or others may be hurt
  • there may be fire or other dangerous situations
  • you can't find information in the early stages of the event.

Stay informed

Being informed before and during an emergency is your best chance of survival.

Key service agencies provide detailed tips about emergency preparedness:

Floods and storms

Storms regularly hit the Knox area municipality all through the year.

The SES Storm Safe tells you what to do in a flood or storm.

See the Bureau of Meteorology for current warnings.

Know your neighbours

Getting to know your neighbours is an important part of emergency planning.

Knowing your neighbours makes it more likely you'll:

  • turn to each other for help
  • cope better with crises and emergencies in the future.

Don't be caught out.

Get to know your neighbours and their needs before an emergency.

Include pets in your plans

Make sure you include pets and animals in your emergency plans.

Make your plans before a fire, storm or other emergency hits.

Find out more about looking after your animals in an emergency.

Need help?

Contact us and we will get back to you.

Or call our Emergency Management team on 9298 8000.

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