In the event of a disaster or emergency, you need to:
• stay calm
• follow your prepared emergency plans
• tune into a local radio station to stay informed
• follow instructions from authorities promptly.
For detailed information on what to do in a specific event, please refer to the following pages:
Information is the key to making the right decisions in an emergency. In the event of power outages, make sure you can receive information and warnings. To do this you might need:
• a battery-powered radio
• spare batteries
• a car-charger for your mobile phone.
Emergency Alert is the national telephone warning system used by emergency services to send voice messages to landlines and text messages to mobile phones within a defined area about likely or actual emergencies.
Emergency Alert is just one way of warning communities and will not be used in all circumstances. Emergency Alert relies on telecommunications networks to send messages, and message delivery cannot be guaranteed. For more information visit http://www.emergencyalert.gov.au/.
TUNE INTO WARNINGS
When it is time to evacuate, you will be told through the media or by other warning methods such as sirens, telephone calls using the emergency alert system. This includes an SMS message to your mobile or a voice message to your landline.
When warnings are issued you may be directed to: