Are you prepared for the unexpected?

Ensure you are prepared for an emergency before it’s too late.

RECENT history has shown the stronger side of Mother Nature in the region – especially when it comes to natural disasters.

Central Queenslanders are known for their resilience and strength when it comes to living in disaster prone areas.

It requires residents to be prepared, to stay informed by listening to news, weather reports and keeping updated by any means necessary.

It is recommended to have a three-day survival kit prepared to ensure ample food, water, medication, torches and batteries are easily available should the worst happen.

Ice bricks are also an important essential to have along with an esky, particularly if medication needs to be kept cool.

As the warnings of an impending event begin, residents can start to consider how to deal with the situation.

This can include looking into what support will be available during the event.

Are family/friends able to assist during this event?

Should an evacuation need to be carried out – is an Evacuation Kit packed?

Have the pets been included in the emergency plans?

Is the three-day survival kit up to date?

It’s comforting to know that CentacareCQ has a checklist for clients, should they need one.

For more information regarding being prepared, please speak with a Case Manager so that CentacareCQ can assist on 1300 523 985.

Are you prepared?

Some basic items to include:
  • Battery-powered, wind-up or solar-powered radio
  • Waterproof torch
  • Spare batteries for all devices
  • First aid kit and guide book
  • Toiletries including soap, handwash gels, alcohol wipes, toilet paper, tissues, toothpaste and sanitary items
  • Cash and a phone card
  • Woollen blankets
  • Candles with waterproof matches or glow sticks
  • Drinking water (consider having 10 litres per person to last three days)
  • Dried and long-life food to last three days, include a can opener and utensils
  • Waterproof bags for valuable items and documents
  • Copies of essential documents such as prescriptions and insurance details or a USB stick with scanned copies
  • Your written bushfire, cyclone, flood or emergency survival plan, including contact numbers of family or neighbours
  • Items of protective clothing suitable for likely emergencies in your area such as long-sleeved natural-fibre shirts for bushfire areas, protective footwear or rubber boots in flood areas.
If you need to relocate, include:
  • Prescription medications
  • Toiletries and a change of clothes
  • Mobile phone charger
  • ATM cards and credit cards
  • Important documents or valuables including passports, wills, photos, jewellery, insurance papers or mementoes
Don’t forget people with special needs in your family:
  • Mobility aids
  • Nappies and supplies for infants
  • Encourage children to pack their favourite toy, colouring books, pens and pencils, cards or board games
  • Items to keep your pets comfortable including a leash, basket, travelling cage and a familiar toy

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