1. Check local risk to where you live: are you at flood risk? If so register for flood warnings direct.
  2. Prepare an emergency grab bag.
  3. Family documents: Copies of important documents like: Insurance policies and birth certificates, in case you need to locate these quickly or prove your identity.
  4. Personal items: Toiletries and sanitary supplies, Essential / prescribed medication,Hearing and sight aids, batteries, Asthma and respiratory aids, Change of clothes for all household members.
  5. Other emergency items: Spare Home and car keys, Spare Mobile phone and charger, Cash, Personal first aid kit, Pet supplies.
  6. Supplies for babies and small children: Food, formula and drink, Change of clothing and nappies.
  7. Food and water for at least three days: Non-perishable food (canned or dried), Bottled water (at least 3 litres per person, per day for drinking), A can opener (Check and replace food and water every twelve months and batteries every 3 months)
  8. Save key contacts in your mobile: Including ICE – add the word ICE in your mobile phone address book before the name of the person you would want to be contacted if you were caught up in an emergency.

In some incidents:

  • Go in: find a safe place of shelter.
  • Stay in: until told what to do next.
  • Tune in: check local radio, TV and social media for info, advice and updates.
  • Others you may need to evacuate or not be able to get back to your house.
  • Know where you would meet up as a family.

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