PREPARATION

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...

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...

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...

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...

Why is becoming more self-sufficient important?

  The last few years has seen the planet entering into uncertain times.  COVID-19 pandemic brought about multiple problems and it isn’t over yet.  The cost of living is rising, some of us still don’t have work after being laid off from COVID and food shortages...

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...

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...

How to prepare an emergency kit for the Cairns Region

  Identifying and understanding the disaster risks in the Cairns region will help you identify what to put in your emergency kit and how long it has to last.  The Cairns area includes areas from Innisfail to Cooktown including Babinda, Port Douglas, Mossman,...

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...

How to prepare an emergency kit for the Townsville region

  Identifying and understanding the disaster risks in the Townsville region will help you identify what to put in your emergency kit and how long the kit has to last.  The Townsville region includes areas around Ingham, Ayr, Home Hill, Giru, and the northern...

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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