Emergency Kits – do you know what you need?

As Tropical Cyclone Debbie tracks towards the north Queensland coastline, authorities are urging residents to enact their emergency plan. Part of every family’s plan should include a well-stocked emergency kit.

Filled with everyday items your emergency kit could be a lifesaver if you find yourself cut off from basic necessities due to a weather emergency.

What should your kit include?

  • Enough non-perishable food and water to sustain you and your family for approximately three days
  • A battery-operated radio and spare batteries
  • A torch and spare batteries or candles and matches
  • A first aid kit – and in the event of an imminent emergency add your everyday medications that you will require
  • A copy of your insurance documents
  • Toiletries including toilet paper, toothbrush and toothpaste
  • A power bank to charge your mobile phone or coins for a payphone
  • Blankets
  • Warm clothing and shoes
  • Formula and nappies if you have a baby
  • Pet food if you have a pet.

As well as an emergency kit, you and your family should know what to do and where to go when a storm or cyclone hits and importantly where to meet if you get separated.