Getting ready for an emergency
You think it will never happen to you, until it does. Are you ready for a disaster?
Every year flood, fire and other disasters affect peoples' lives and may cause millions of dollars in property damage.
Being prepared can save lives and help you and your family make better decisions when disaster strikes.
It all starts with a conversation and following these 5 simple steps. Now is the time to talk with your family, friends and neighbours about preparing for emergencies.
Get ready in 3 steps
- Trim overhanging trees and branches.
- Remove dead and dry vegetation from around the house.
- Clean out gutters and downpipes.
- Secure or put away loose items in your yard or balcony.
- Check the roof is in good repair.
- Do a home safety check and make sure your smoke alarms are working.
- Make sure that your home and contents insurance is up-to-date.
Prepare for different emergencies
- The Rural Fire Service has information to assist during bushfires.
- The NSW State Emergency Service (SES) has information to assist you during storms, floods and tsunamis.
- The Bureau of Meteorology will provide weather updates, storm and flood warnings.
- NSW Health has information on how to manage during heatwaves or pandemics.
- The NSW Government has general emergency information.
Get ready for business
- an easy-to-use booklet to guide you through the five steps
- posters to promote readiness in your workplace.