Being storm prepared starts at home

29 September 2017

Living in one of the most beautiful places in the world also comes with the risk of natural hazards such as severe storms, bushfires and flashflooding.

The best protection is to be prepared. Don’t wait until it’s too late - now is the time to sit down and prepare your written emergency and evacuation plans, pack your emergency kit and make a list of emergency contacts.

Essential items to include in your emergency kit are: non-perishable food and water; personal hygiene items; medications; torch with extra batteries; communications such as radio and batteries; a phone charger; pre-paid phone cards; important documents; and a first aid kit.

And remember, in a flood situation, there is no such thing as taking a calculated risk as conditions can change very quickly. So if it’s flooded, forget it.

For information on disaster readiness visit cityofgoldcoast.com.au/getready

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