There are many things that we can do to help prepare ourselves and our families, friends and neighbours for emergencies. The better prepared we are, the more able we are to manage the personal aspects of a disaster and the faster we will be able to recover.

Everyone is encouraged to discuss emergency preparation with family members, neighbours and friends who may be less independent and need more support.

These links offer simple and practical advice on how to prepare on a personal level for an emergency, such as natural disaster or a situation where you are asked to stay at home for a prolonged period.

Page Updated: Friday 8 December 2017