Coping with emergencies
For many of us it is unthinkable.
Until it happens, and then it is too late.
We all face emergencies: as large as a bushfire or as personal as a medical crisis. They can all be devastating.
In Emergency Preparedness Week (September 17-24), Red Cross is asking you to take one easy step to make your next emergency less stressful.
These are simple and practical steps you can take to protect the people you love, your own wellbeing and the things you value most. Easy things to help you prepare include:
Think about being in an emer- gency situation and how you might react. This will help you stay calmer and respond better when an emergency happens.
Find out where to get important disaster information, such as your local radio emergency broadcaster. This means you are better informed when an emergency happens.
Get to know your neighbours. They’re the people who might support you and look out for you when an emergency happens.
For more easy things to do get your Red Cross RediPlan at redcross.org.au/prepare.