Low or No Vision
The protection of life is the highest priority for the NSW SES when we make decisions about planning for tsunami.
People with impaired vision can be more susceptible 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 tsunami 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 tsunami as well as putting that plan into action in times of storms.
Some ways of assisting vision impaired people with Tsunami planning may include:
- Recording the actions they need to take so they can replay them in times of tsunami
- Listen to your local radio station for information, updates and advice
- Identify a support person who will be responsible for assisting the vision impaired person during a tsunami
- Have contact numbers written in braille
- Utilise a care or support person to develop an home emergency plan that suits your situation
TsunamiSafe information on what to do before, during and after a tsunami 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 tsunami.
Click here for more advice on what to do when a tsunami Warning is issued