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Living in the tropics carries with it the responsibility of always being prepared for tropical storms and cyclones.
The SES Get Ready Guide enforces the importance of preparation and encourages residents to prepare for natural disasters and emergencies by following the 4 steps below:
The SES Get Ready Guide is available on the Emergency Queensland website.
The following is a checklist to assist in preparing your Emergency Kit, which should contain:
Ensure all members of the household are familiar with the Emergency Kit and that contents are checked regularly.
For a comprehensive list please refer to the Emergency Management Queensland website.
During a natural disaster alert make sure you:
The Hinchinbrook Shire Council ‘Emergency Pantry List’ provides residents with important information and advice on how to ensure your household has an adequate supply of food, water and essential items to cope with a prolonged emergency situation.
Preparing for emergencies ensures that you and your family can manage if affected by a cyclone or flood – it’s the smart thing to do!