What can you do to reduce the effects of the disaster and to develop a personal disaster plan?
Start by considering the following actions:
Write down and share each aspect of your personal emergency plan with everyone in your support network.
If you think that you might need assistance during a disaster talk to people you trust (such as family and friends) who will be part of your personal support network. The people on your list should know what your capabilities and needs are and be able to offer help at short notice. It's best to include a minimum of three people, including someone who can check on you immediately if an emergency occurs.
In the event of an emergency you may not be able to:
It is important to think about what you will be able to do for yourself and what you will need help with in the case of an emergency.
Start by making a list of personal needs and the resources available, using the questions below as a guide.
An emergency information list will let others know who to call if you are unable to communicate during an emergency. Keep copies of the list near your telephone and on your fridge.
Write down how it would be best to communicate with you in an emergency. You should also list the name, phone number/s and address for each person (including your own details). People on your list should include:
You should also prepare a medical information list, which should include: