Be prepared for emergencies


Preparation is the most important step when dealing with emergency situations. We have information about warning systems in place and necessary contact details.

Localised or flash flooding can occur after torrential rain causing drainage systems to reach capacity and overflow quickly.   Rain event preparation Pay attention to flood warnings issued by the Bureau of Meteorology and visit www.bom.com.au to find out if your area may be impacted. Never drive through flood water. Remember: If it’s flooded, forget it. Learn about how you can map out a Plan B for travel during a flood event on the ...
A health epidemic occurs when an infectious disease spreads rapidly to many people in a given population within a short period of time. If a health epidemic occurs and you suspect you may be ill, phone 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or your doctor before visiting a health facility, to discuss your symptoms and get advice on whether a medical examination or further actions may be necessary. Lean more about what ...
An earthquake is a shaking of the earth’s crust, striking without warning and varying greatly in severity. Earthquakes can be caused by underground volcanic forces, breaking of rock under the earth’s surface, and sudden movement along an existing fault line. Warning signs that may indicate an earthquake is imminent can include: Erratic animal behaviours such as scared or confused pets or birdcalls not usually heard during the night Sudden water level changes ...
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