Prepare for an Emergency

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City of Ryde is partnering with Resilient Sydney to help our community 'Get Prepared' during Emergency Ready Week 18 – 24 September 2023.

It has never been more important to get prepared for whatever comes next. We want to prepare residents for emergencies through the development of an emergency household plan and by downloading the Get Prepared App.


Download the Get Prepared App and create an emergency plan for yourself and your family, including who to contact and safe places to evacuate to, which you can refer to when needed. You can also download a paper version to create an emergency Rediplan(PDF, 2MB).


Work through your Rediplan(PDF, 2MB) and share it. Establish your network of support with your key contacts. Share your plan with the people you know and can ask for help in an emergency


Get the contact details of your neighbours, particularly those that may be more vulnerable, including the elderly, disabled, those with a hearing loss, ill and people living alone, so you can help each other in times of need. The Red Cross website has useful resources including videos to assist.


Understand your risks and where to get information. Locate your local emergency services contacts and know where to find information. Identify a safe meeting place and ways to manage your wellbeing.


Download and use the survival kit checklist. Make a plan using simple checklists(PDF, 728KB) that help you complete the important actions that make you prepared for emergencies.


Prepare an emergency kit with things you might need such as torches, batteries, a radio, bottled water, first aid kit and medications, to save yourself time and stress during emergency situations.


Complete the Australian Red Cross Disaster Quiz to test how prepared your are for a disaster.


Use the Climate Wise Communities Ready Check Tool to check your home for potential threats and take steps to rectify these issues.


Visit Council’s Resilient Ryde website for a full list of what you can do to protect yourself and your property before, during and after storms, floods, heatwaves and bushfires.

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