What To Do In An Emergency
- Stay tuned to battery powered media where possible to avoid electricity use. A Standard Emergency Warning signal may be used to precede official messages from the Police Displan Co-ordinator. The message will include instructions on what is happening and what you should do. The warning signal does NOT mean to evacuate
- Police will attempt to notify non-English speaking members of the community with the use of interpreters and ethnic radio stations, however residents should take some responsibility for looking after neighbours who may be elderly, sick or who do not speak English
- Protect pets
- Use your phone only for emergencies - keep lines clear for essential calls
- If you are not affected, stay home. Leave the roads clear for emergency vehicles.
If the situation warrants, residents may be called upon to evacuate their homes. In the event of an emergency evacuation, you may be advised by a police door-knock in your area, or by Radio/TV messages.
If required, please proceed to the official evacuation centre. Drive slowly and safely and be aware that other people and emergency vehicles will be on the roads in your area.