Being prepared is an ongoing process of planning and preparation against risks, response when an incident occurs and recovery when it has passed. The emergency services may not be able to reach you immediately, especially if the impacts affect large parts of the county. It will then be up to you, your families, communities and businesses to support one another and limit the impacts in your area.
For help getting prepared see our tips and advice to Plan, Prepare, Respond and Recover. You can download our easy to use plan templates to help you along the way. You can also visit our YouTube channel for videos on how you can be prepared.