Vision impaired

Many people across NSW are affected by dangerous storms and there have been avoidable deaths due to storm events. The protection of life is the highest priority for the NSW SES when we make decisions about planning for storms.

People with impaired vision can be more susceptible to the impacts of storms. It is important to care for and assist all people to be prepared for, respond to and recover from storms.

Identifying a support person or carer who can assist with planning for and response to storms can greatly increase the resilience of people with impaired vision to recover faster from these events.

If you care for a person with limited or no vision, they may need assistance in planning for storms as well as putting that plan into action in times of storms. Some ways of assisting vision impaired people with storm planning may include:

  • Recording the actions they need to take so they can replay them in times of storms
  • Listen to the radio station for information, updates and advice
  • Identify a support person who will be responsible for assisting the vision impaired person during a storm
  • Have contact numbers written in braille Utilise a care or support person to develop an emergency plan that suits your situation

StormSafe information on what to do before, during and after a storm is relevant for people who are vision impaired. A support person can run through the advice and tips for these areas with the person and assist in preparing, responding and recovering from storms.

Audio messages from the NSW SES

Generic messages

Put together an emergency kit audio

Planning for an emergency audio

Know your risk audio

Know who to call audio

Know where to go audio

Check you Insurance audio

Listen to local radio audio

Preparing now so you can act early audio

When preparing to evacuate audio

When an Evacuation Order is issued audio

Returning after a disaster audio


StormSafe messages

8 simple things you can do now audio

Maintaining your yard and balcony audio

Clear your gutters and downpipes audio

Information about Flash Flooding audio

What to do just before a storm audio

What to do during a storm audio

What to do after a storm audio

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