PREPARATION
Tips for sandbagging your home

Tips for sandbagging your home

  There has been a flood warning and you know you are sandbagging your home again.  Getting through to the emergency services may be difficult as they may be too busy to help.  You may be told how to sandbag your own home, where to get sandbags from or you are...

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10 Reasons not to drive through floodwater

10 Reasons not to drive through floodwater

  It doesn’t take much to put water over the road, some rain, extra high tide or burst water main.  We see it all the time and don’t even consider the reasons not to drive through floodwater.   The water can be fresh or saltwater (which can damage your car...

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16 Hazards of floodwater

16 Hazards of floodwater

    Almost everywhere floods and to prevent injury or death you need to know the hazards of floodwater.  The floodwater can be pooling or fast-flowing in creeks, drains or streets.  You could be at home or in transit.  The dangers are everywhere and most are...

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How to survive a catastrophe?

How to survive a catastrophe?

          The make-up of the catastrophe doesn’t matter, the strategies you use to survive a catastrophe stay the same.  Catastrophes are bigger than standard disasters which pose more problems but you just need to adjust your strategy to suit...

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Risk Management during a disaster

Risk Management during a disaster

  Risk management is something we do every day without thinking about it.  While driving the car we are on the lookout for hazards and use our skills and experience to react accordingly.  But we don’t have skills in all areas, it is hard to risk assess something...

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24 food shortage options

24 food shortage options

  What food shortage options do we have with limited fresh foods in the supermarkets due to covid.  The shortage of workers is affecting food production and distribution, we need to find alternative locations to source foods.  There are numerous options but it...

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How to clean up after a flood?

How to clean up after a flood?

How to clean up after a flood?  As if the flood was not stressful enough you now have to clean up the mess.  Cleaning up afterwards is hard work and the situation comes with many risks.  Some of the things you need to keep in mind when planning to clean up after a...

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10 tips to safely holiday during Covid

10 tips to safely holiday during Covid

  Taking a holiday during Covid, is this possible?  As we get excited by the reduction in Covid restrictions we are thinking of Christmas, holidays, going to visit friends and family.  Whether travelling by yourself or with your family you want to be able to have...

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3 EMERGENCY FOOD STRATEGIES

3 EMERGENCY FOOD STRATEGIES

  The 3 strategies for emergency food are based on how long you will need to be self-sufficient.  Local emergency - For 3-7 days Regional emergency – up to 3 months Catastrophe – more than 3 months  There are different strategies based on time and the likely hood...

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10 things to do before the storm season

10 things to do before the storm season

  10 things to do before the storm season.  The Severe Weather forecast for the coming wet season (2021-2022) has been released by the Bureau of Meteorology with the prediction of an early wet season.  The forecast also expects a La Nina (wetter than usual on...

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10 things to do before the fire season

10 things to do before the fire season

10 Things to do before fire season.  Fire season is approaching most of Australia now, so what are the 10 things to do before the fire season hits?  The fire season falls at different times depending on where you live.  Seasonal change increases and decreases the...

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How to risk manage COVID?

How to risk manage COVID?

  How can you risk manage COVID?  COVID is a global problem with it being higher risk in some regions than others.  Whether you are an individual, family, employer or anyone else in a position of responsibility you should carry out a risk assessment when a hazard...

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Do I need a family disaster plan?

Do I need a family disaster plan?

  Disasters can strike without notice and we all have busy lives so having a disaster plan is vital when it comes to improving your chances of saving yourself and your family if something should go wrong.   Governments and businesses have disaster plans so why...

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Why do I need a emergency kit in my car?

Why do I need a emergency kit in my car?

You need an emergency kit in your car because emergencies can occur at any stage, day or night, sunny or bad weather you need to be prepared to increase the chance of saving yourself or others.  Whether you have decided to duck down to the shops or go on a holiday to...

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What causes a leaky roof?

What causes a leaky roof?

For most of the year everything is fine and then there is a lot of rain you’re sitting in the lounge room when water drips on your head.  The roof is leaking!  What can you do about your leaking roof?  The cause of a leaking roof can have numerous reasons- Roof damage...

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How much damage can a cyclone do?

How much damage can a cyclone do?

The amount of damage to buildings and landscape caused by a cyclone depends on - Cyclone classification (wind speed) Building classification Building condition Surrounding terrain, buildings and vegetation Speed of the cyclone The cyclone season runs from November to...

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How to build an essential emergency kit

How to build an essential emergency kit

Why do I need an Emergency kit?  Having a good set of Emergency kits will make facing a disaster a lot easier.  By having a set of checklist for each emergency kit you will be better prepared, not relying on your memory and be more self-sufficient after the disaster,...

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