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Preparing for Emergencies

What you can do to help you and your family to be prepared for a major incident, emergency or accident.

You should take time to find out or plan the following.

  • Where and how to turn off water, gas and electric supplies into your home.
  • The emergency procedures for your workplace and for your children at school.
  • How your family will stay in contact in the event of an emergency.
    - Plan a place to meet in the event of an incident.
    - Ask a friend outside of the town to be a checkpoint that all members can contact to say they are safe.
  • Remember if you have any elderly or vulnerable neighbours that they might need your help.
  • Know how to tune in to your local radio / TV station.
  • Put together an Emergency Supply Kit.
  • Be aware of severe weather warnings:
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