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Planning and preparing for emergencies before they occur can help you protect your family and your property, reduce the impact of the emergency, and recover more quickly after.
If you run a business, it is crucial to have an emergency plan in place so you can protect your business and employees as much as possible.
The Get Ready Toolkit has been specially designed by the NSW Government to help NSW business owners prepare for disasters. It includes:
Emergency situations can happen quickly. Planning in advance for how to take care of your animals helps to keep everyone safe, including your four-legged friends.
Think about what essential things your pet will need if you have to leave your home, how you will carry and transport your animal, and where you can go to stay safe.
The SES has a guide to help you prepare an Animal Emergency Plan.
The Department of Primary Industries also has resources to support you in caring for you animals before, during and after an emergency or disaster.
The Australian Red Cross has useful guides to help your prepare for an emergency, one step at a time.
The NSW Government Hazards Near Me app provides current information, warnings and activities about local emergencies. This can include bushfires, floods, total fire bans and advice on what to do to stay safe.
The SES have resources to help you build an emergency plan for your home or business, create and emergency kit and prepare for what to do in a flood, storm or tsunami.
The NSW Reconstruction Authority is dedicated to facilitating disaster prevention, preparedness, recovery, reconstruction and adaption to the effects of natural disasters in NSW.
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