4 steps to help prepare you in the event of an Emergency

1. Have a Plan

The first and most important step to prepare for a natural disaster is to have a plan. You should have a clear understanding of the risks in your area and what you can do to mitigate them. This includes having an emergency kit (like our individual & family-sized kits), knowing evacuation routes, and identifying a safe place to shelter in case of an emergency.

2. Stock up on Essentials

Before a natural disaster strikes, it’s important to stock up on essential supplies like food, water, and medical supplies. You should have enough supplies for at least 72 hours, as it may take some time for help to arrive.

3. Stay Informed

During a natural disaster, it’s crucial to stay informed about the latest developments. You should keep a battery-powered radio or a mobile phone with you to receive updates from local authorities. You can also sign up for emergency alerts from Civil Defence or emergency services.

4. Practice Preparedness

It’s not enough to simply have a plan and supplies on hand. You should also practice your preparedness by conducting drills and simulations with your family or community. This will help you identify any gaps in your plan and ensure that everyone knows what to do in the event of an emergency.