Act early

Did you know?

In floods, storms and tsunami, the safest place for you, your family, other people, pets and your property is away from the hazards and risks.

Follow all advice given to you by emergency services.

Act early
It is important to act early as leaving an area during a disaster can take time: people and pets can be hard to reach; children, the elderly and people living with disabilities need extra time to move; roads can close and access to services may be cut.

Plan and Prepare
Prior planning and preparation will help you focus on the things you need to do, identify the triggers that will call you to action and the best way to do them in the limited time you will have to respond. Updating and practicing your plan regularly will also help you act early in times of disasters.

Talk to others
Talk with neighbours, family and friends about your plan so that everyone knows what to do if there is an emergency.