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Emergency preparedness checklist

Use our checklist to help you prepare for an emergency.

There are a variety of things you can do to make sure that you and your family are prepared for an emergency situation. Consider the following items and how many of them you can answer ‘yes’ to.




We understand the risks that are posed  
We can survive without power or water for three days  
We have got alternative methods to get to work/school  
Our family knows what to do in an emergency  
We have an emergency grab bag for emergency situations
Our home and its contents are adequately insured  
We know how to turn off the gas, water and electricity in our home
We are able to stay in touch with our family
It is clear what we would do if we had to evacuate our home   
We know who to contact in the event of an emergency  
We know our neighbours and who may need extra help   
We keep our important documents together in a safe place  

It is not essential for you to complete all of these activities, some may not be relevant to your personal situation. However, the more of these activities that you can complete, the better prepared you and your family will be for an emergency. 

If you would like advice or support on how best to complete these activities, see our My emergency plan booklet or contact us: email



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