Preparing for a natural disaster

Guidance on how to prepare your home, family or business for natural disasters, such as storms, floods, bushfires and heatwaves.

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Your household emergency plan

It only takes 15 minutes to plan what you would do in a disaster. Find guidance on how to make your household ready for:

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Make your home more resilient against natural disasters




More tips on how to prepare for disasters

Pack your emergency kit

What to pack in case you need to leave your home quickly.

Prepare your documents

Identify and store your important documents so they easy to take with you in an emergency.

Plan for your pets and animals

Steps you can take to help pets, livestock and wildlife in an emergency.

Protect your business

Safeguard your business from damage and losses in an emergency.

Be ready for an evacuation

Advice on how to prepare to evacuate.

How to find an evacuation centre

What to expect and where to find evacuation centres.

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The BOM weather app includes current conditions, forecasts, warnings and radar.

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Live Traffic NSW

Incidents and conditions on NSW roads 24/7 from the Transport Management Centre.

Emergency resources and contacts

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