Before an emergency

Emergencies can arise at any time, so it is important to take these 5 simple steps to protect yourself, your family, pets and property during a natural disaster or local emergency.

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1. Know your risk

Think about the area you live in and the types of disasters that could affect you. 

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2. Plan now for what you will do

Sit down and talk with you family and plan for what you will do if a disaster affects your area.

Pack a survival and recovery kit in advance and have it ready to go.


3. Get your home ready

Prepare your home by doing general home maintenance and checking your insurance.


4. Be aware

Find out how to prepare and what to do if there is a disaster in your area. Connect with NSW emergency services to stay informed.


5. Look out for each other

Share information with your family, friends, neighbours and those who may need assistance.