Being prepared is the best way to approach an emergency. The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) website has lots of information to help you prepare and respond to any emergency. The ESA website should be your first point of call, in any local emergency.
Tune into your local radio station or television station or log on to the emergency services website for up to date information during any emergency. The following pages contain further information and contact numbers to cover a variety of emergency scenarios.
An emergency may be a natural event, such as flooding, a bushfire or major storm, or may be man-made such as a motor vehicle accident or the release of hazardous materials. An emergency can cause power outages, loss of telephone services, and road closures which can last several days or even weeks.
Along with emergency services, the community shares responsibility for preventing and responding to a disaster. To do this the community should be prepared for any type of emergency, anytime and anywhere.
Planning and being prepared for an event before it happens helps to protect life and property. Having an emergency plan in place will reduce the physical and emotional stress that a disaster can cause and knowing what to do, where to go and who to contact when a warning sounds will give you greater peace of mind.
Severe storms and hail events may require you to stay indoors as the best option. Ensure you listen to local radio stations or television broadcasts to stay up to date in these situations.