Encourage your clients to have a battery-powered radio and spare batteries for when the power is out.

Local radio, like ABC local radio and ABC Emergency, and TV stations will give up to date information. 

In a major emergency, they will also broadcast phone numbers for information lines to call.

T​ip: be proactive

During a disaster help may not come. Your clients need to be prepared to look after themselves.

In any type of emergency, a calm response and a common sense approach could save your client's life, or the lives of others.

Tell your clients to:

Act on their plan but be flexible and adapt it when necessary.

Be aware of what's going on around them.

Be proactive and seek information - don't just wait to receive it.

Evacuate if necessary and evacuate early.