Many people across NSW are affected by dangerous tsunami and there have been avoidable deaths due to tsunami. The protection of life is the highest priority for the NSW SES when we make decisions about planning for tsunamis.
People with an intellectual disability can be more exposed to the impacts of tsunami. It is important to care for and assist all people to be prepared for, respond to and recover from tsunami.
Identifying a support person or carer who can assist with planning for and response to tsunamis can greatly increase the resilience of people with an intellectual impairment to recover faster from tsunami events.
If you care for a person with an intellectual disability they may need assistance in planning for tsunami as well as putting that plan into action in times of tsunami.
- Identify a support person or carer who can assist in planning for tsunami and people who can assist during tsunami events
- Utilise a care or support person to develop a Home Emergency Plan that suits your situation
TsunamiSafe information on what to do before, during and after a tsunami is relevant for people with an intellectual impairment. A support person can run through the advice and tips for these areas with the person and assist in preparing, responding and recovering from tsunami. You can also create your own Emergency Plan
Click here for more advice on what to do when a tsunami Warning is issued