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Putting Together an Emergency Kit for all Hazards

An Emergency Kit can help save precious time during a hazard. It provides items you might need if you lose power or need to leave your home in a hurry.

Put Together a Home Emergency Kit

Your emergency kit contents:

  • Portable radio with spare batteries
  • Torch with spare batteries
  • First aid kit (with supplies necessary for your household)
  • Candles and waterproof matches
  • Important papers including emergency contact numbers
  • Copy of any Home Emergency Plans
  • Waterproof bag for valuables

When leaving or evacuating your property, place in your emergency kit:

  • A good supply of required medications
  • Any special requirements and supplies for babies, the disabled, infirm and/or elderly
  • Appropriate clothing and footwear
  • Fresh food and drinking water

Keep your emergency kit in a waterproof storage container.

On a regular basis, check your emergency kit (remember to check use-by dates on batteries and gloves) and re-stock items if you need to.

Also, keep a list of emergency numbers near your phone or on your fridge.

The SES in partnership with PRIME 7 have developed a Home Emergency Kit information fridge magnet.  You can get one of these fridge magnets from your local SES unit or you can download it here - Home Emergency Kit Magnet .

 

For emergency help in floods and storms call the SES on 132 500

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