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The Seven important steps you can take


The Seven important steps you can take

  1. Be aware about the disasters that put you at Risk and understand your Vulnerability.
  2. Think about what might happen. In thinking about what you, your family or household might do in an emergency,bear in mind that you may be in a situation where
    • You may be separated from each other, for example children at school and parents at work
    • Normal communications might be difficult or impossible
    • Power supplies may be cut
    • You may be injured, and others may be injured or deceased
    • There may be fire or other dangerous elements present, and
    • Information about the emergency may be limited in the early stage of the event.
  3. Talk with your family, household members and neighbours about things you could do
  4. Involve yur family or household
    • Decide how family members will stay in touch in the event of or after an emergency
    • Agree on how you will contact each other if not at home, who will collect family members, and who will check on neighbours
    • Identify an out-of-town person your family or household members can contact in case you are separated. Make a list of that person's contact details (home,mobile and work phone numbers, e-mail) and provide them to your workplace and to your children's school
    • Agree on a place for family or household members to meet if separated
    • Make arrangements for pets to ensure they will be safe, have food and water.
  5. Store important documents safely
    • Store important documents including wills, passports, photos, birth and marriage certificates, powers of attorney and insurance policies in a fire and water-proof container or safe deposit box.
    • Review your insurance policies toensure they are current and adequate. If you keep them in your home, try to take them with you if you evacuate.
    • Consider arranging authorised copies to be kept at an alternate secure location
  6. Find out about your logical emergency services
    • Make a record of your local emergency telephone numbers (State or Local Emergency Service, local council, gas electricity, water etc.) and keep them near your phone.
    • Remember to dial 100 for Police, 101 for Fire emergency and ..................... for ambulance.
  7. PREPARE AN EMERGENCY KIT AND KEEP IT HANDY

 

 
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