Prepare for summer

Posted Friday 29 November 2019

NSW Emergency Services is urging residents in communities around the state to be aware of seasonal hazards and prepare for a safe summer.

Each summer residents and communities across NSW experience bush fires, home fires, floods, storms, heatwaves, power outages and other emergencies. As the state braces for more severe weather conditions, which have already seen devastating impacts from widespread bushfires, it’s important to be aware and prepared for any seasonal hazards that could affect you, whether you’re at home or away on holidays.

You can ‘Get Ready for Summer’ in five simple steps:

  1. Know your risk – think about the area you’re in and the types of disasters that could affect you;
  2. Plan now for what you will do – sit down and talk with your family and plan for what you will do if a disaster affects your area;
  3. Get your home ready – prepare your home by doing general home maintenance and checking your insurance coverage;
  4. Be aware – find out how to prepare, what to do if there is a disaster in your area and connect with NSW emergency services to stay informed;
  5. Look out for each other – share information with your family, friends, neighbours and those who may need assistance.

For more information on these five steps and to find out more view the ‘Get Ready for Summer’ page.

The Red Cross also provides a number of resources to assist in preparing for emergencies and creating emergency plans, including the free ‘Get Prepared’ app. For more information visit their website.