Before an Emergency

Be alert; look, listen and smell. 

Be aware of what’s happening around you and its potential impact on your household and others within your community.

Learn about what to expect in an emergency and how this may impact on your household members:

  • Where to find the warning messages and what they mean.
  • Seasonal weather conditions – radiant heat, debris, strong winds, limited visibility, flood.
  • Loss of services – power outage, phone lines.
  • Increased anxiety and stress and feeling out of control that can lead to poor decision making.

Being prepared – having a plan and knowing what to do enables households:

  • To identify risks and reduce where possible.
  • To make good decisions during an emergency and where you can go.
  • To reduce the disruption and recover back to everyday routines.

 For more information visit the following links or use the menu on the left:

We acknowledge the people past and present of the Wadawurrung, Dja Dja Wurrung, and Djab Wurrung tribes, whose land forms the Pyrenees Shire. We pay our respect to the customs, traditions and stewardship of the land by the elders and people of these tribes.

Page last updated: 10:36 AM, 27 November 2015
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