Get ready Gold Coast. Disasters can occur anywhere, anytime and often without much warning. Knowing what to do before, during and after an emergency situation helps us to avoid panic, cope with the unexpected and minimise the risk to us, our families and pets. A prepared community is a resilient community.
Watch this video and read below for more practical ways that you can prepare for a disaster.
It is important that as many people as possible have access to this information that can assist them. If you have a friend or neighbour who speaks Arabic, Chinese (simplified or traditional), Farsi (Persian), Japanese, Korean or Spanish please tell them about the multilingual disaster management resources available on our Resources in other languages page.
Here are some practical ways that you can prepare for a disaster.
The community disaster guide assists planning and preparation and waterproof document wallets are an ideal place to store important papers and documents.
Make sure you know what to put in your emergency kit and have it ready.
Prepare your emergency plan.
Prepare your evacuation plan.
Make a list of emergency contacts and important links and keep it handy.
Consider joining the Community Watch Program.