Make sure you’re prepared

There’s plenty you can do before, during and after a bushfire, cyclone, severe storm or flood to stay safe. Here’s a helpful guide so you can be prepared for disaster season. You can download this checklist so you’ll always be prepared.

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Do your research

Understand what the disaster risks are for your area. Not sure where to start? Your local council’s website will have helpful information. It’s also a good idea to download your state’s emergency app so that you can get emergency weather alerts.

Make an emergency plan

Whether thinking about your home or business, it’s a good idea to create a plan so you know what to do in extreme weather. Get Ready Queensland, opens in new window has an online form to guide you through the process – it should only take 20 mins to complete and is great to use (even if you don’t live in Queensland).

Disaster-proof your home

Check that your home, car or personal items are insured for different types of natural disasters.
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Pack an emergency kit

You’ll need essentials on hand in case you need to quickly evacuate. Pack long-life food, a first-aid kit and important medication, a charged power-bank, a battery-powered radio, bottled water, matches, gloves, blankets and spare clothing. Don’t forget a can opener and spare batteries too. Make sure you copy passports and ensure you have secure backup methods for accessing important services such as banking.

Do an annual review

Put a reminder in your diary to check your emergency plans and supplies every year.

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