There are some simple things you can do before an emergency to help protect yourself, your family and your home.
Visit the Get Ready NSW website to learn how to prepare for emergencies.
It’s also a good idea to put an emergency kit together. The Australian Red Cross has a handy checklist to help you build a kit.
If you have children at school, ask for a copy of their school’s emergency plan. This will help you plan what to do if an emergency happens during school hours.
Talk to your children so they know what your family’s plan is for emergencies, including when they’re at school or at home.
Members of our community who have chronic illness or disability need extra help in an emergency.
Prepare NSW has a Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness (PCEP) tool for community health and disability providers. This can be used to support those with chronic illness or disability to prepare, respond and recover from emergencies.
Visit the Prepare NSW website for more information.
Make sure you also consider what you’ll do with any pets and animals when planning for emergencies.
Your emergency kit should also include any food or medication your pet will need.
Emergencies can also have a big impact on businesses and their workers. If you run a business, check out the Get Ready website for help with emergency planning.
Below are our key plans for emergencies in Wollongong:
- Illawarra South Coast Regional Emergency Management Plan
- Illawarra Bush Fire Risk Management Plan
- Illawarra Local Flood Plan
These plans support the NSW State Emergency Management Plan (EMPLAN).