2. Act Safe
The best thing for you to do is to stay calm
Be sure to have your emergency kit and emergency plan readily available.
You should tune in to your local radio station that broadcasts emergency information to get advice about how to respond to the emergency situation. Your radio will provide details about road closures, affected areas, evacuation plans and so on. You may also be able to obtain information from other media outlets such as television and newspapers (see “Stay Alert”).
Remember, it is likely there are a lot of other people affected by the emergency situation. It is best to stay calm and where you are until you get an update and advice on the situation.
The RFS has information available for bushfire home preparedness via NSW RFS Plan and Prepare.
The SES has information readily available to be better prepared for floods, storms and tsunami as well as providing information on what to do just before, during and after these events via SES Home Emergency Plan.
In an emergency, the authorities may ask you to evacuate or remain where you are.
These instructions may come from emergency services personnel, other authorised personnel or building management (i.e. if you are in an apartment or commercial building). You may also hear instructions on your local radio station that broadcasts emergency information.