Prepare your Emergency Plan
Take the time to discuss what you and your family will do in the event of a disaster or emergency situation. Prepare your emergency plan ahead of time. Then, if an emergency threatens, you will know how to best respond.
The Get Ready Queensland website can assist you in preparing your emergency plan.
For many emergencies you may be able to “shelter in place”, either at home or at work. Some events may come with additional risks that require you to evacuate. It is important that you determine where you will meet your family or relocate to if you and your family are required to evacuate before a disaster occurs.
In a disaster, high winds, fire, or rising floodwaters can prevent Emergency Services from reaching you. Debris, damage and fallen power lines can cut road access. Your community and your family could become isolated for three days or more. Depending on your circumstances, you may not have immediate access to help and will need to rely on the supplies and equipment you have at home. Take the time to prepare an emergency kit well ahead of any impending disaster.
If anyone in your family, household or neighbourhood has a medical condition or special needs, they may need assistance before, during and after a disaster.