Emergency Ready Week 19-25 September
Published 24 August 2022
This Emergency Ready Week, 19-25 September, The Australian Red Cross is reminding us of the value in being prepared for an emergency as extreme weather becomes the new norm.
Whilst climate change is a big challenge for all of us, getting prepared for an emergency or disaster is easy. As little as five minutes can bring big benefits, and being prepared can make an emergency less stressful, give you more control, and reduce the impact on you and those you love.
Four simple steps can make you better prepared for any emergency:
- GET IN THE KNOW: about your risks, where to get information, and how to manage stress
- GET CONNECTED: by identifying emergency contacts, meeting places, and people who can help.
- GET ORGANISED: with important documents, medical information, insurance and pet plans.
- GET PACKING: with a list to help you survive and personal items that are important to you
The Australian Red Cross has a range of resources to help you prepare, including a Get Prepared app, survival kit, emergency contacts list, keepsake list, information to help manage stress and more. Find them at redcross.org.au/prepare.
Get Prepared App
Download the Get Prepared app to locate your local emergency services contacts and where to find information, identify a safe meeting place for you and loved ones and create checklists of what to do and what to pack. Available on iOS and Android.
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