Conversations count when preparing for emergencies
In today's digital age and constant connection on social media, a more traditional communication method could help save lives during an emergency. One of the best ways to ensure everyone stays safe is to have a chat with family, neighbnours and work mates about what you can do to get ready for disasters. You might think it's too hard or complicated but really, it's simple. There are five easy and effective steps you can take right now.
One of those steps is to 'look out for each other' - sharing information with your family, friends, neighbours and those who may need assistance. As well as preparing properties, you should also check in with loved ones, the elderly in the area and perhaps striking up a conversation with a neighbour you haven't spoken to before.
Find out more: https://resilience.nsw.gov.au/prepare.html
Get ready now in five simple steps:
- Know your risk - think about the area you're in and the types of disasters that could affect you.
- Plan now for what you will do - sit down and talk with your family and plan for what you will do if a disaster affects your area.
- Get your home ready - prepare your home by doing general home maintenance and checking your insurance coverage.
- Be aware - find out how to prepare, what to do if there is a disaster in your area and connect with NSW emergency services to stay informed.
- Look out for each other - share information with your family, friends, neighbours and those who may need assistance.
We have a number of planning documents to assist City of Newcastle, its residents and businesses prepare for a emergency.
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