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Even though Chelsea SES members are there to help when you need them; there are some things that you can do for yourself to be a little more prepared in case of an emergency situation at home.

This video has some great tips that just might make the difference when the storm hits your place! It's no good trying to find these tips when the storm is raging, there is a liklihood that you will have no power so suddenly it's dark, it's stormy and you're trying to find somewhere to give you information. It is ALWAYS better to be ready! 

VICSES has a proud history of giving up their holiday breaks to make sure that you can have a break during those long holiday road trips. Click here for a list of driver reviver locations for this holiday break.

Driver tips for those holiday road trips.

Are you prepared for the next major storm event to hit?  CLICK HERE to watch a video that may help.


Another thing is to ensure that you have a Home Emergency Kit.

Home Emergency Kit:

Your emergency kit should include items you and your family members will need in storms, floods and other emergencies. Your emergency kit should contain at least the following at all times:

  • A portable radio with spare batteries
  • A torch with spare batteries
  • A first aid kit
  • Rubber gloves
  • Candles and waterproof matches
  • Important papers including emergency contact numbers
  • A copy of your Family Home Emergency Plan
  • A waterproof bag for valuables
  • A good supply of required medications
  • Any special requirements for babies and the disabled, infirm or elderly
  • Strong shoes
  • Enough non-perishable food and drink for your family for 72 hours


Remember to consider family members with special needs, such as infants and elderly or disabled persons.

For baby

  • Formula
  • Nappies
  • Bottles
  • Powdered milk
  • Medications

For adults
  • Heart and high blood pressure medication
  • Insulin
  • Prescription drugs
  • Denture needs
  • Contact lenses and supplies
  • Glasses

For animals
  • Food
  • Medication
  • Leash/muzzle
  • Cage

Important family documents – keep these records in a waterproof, portable container.
  • Will, insurance policies, important records
  • Passports, Tax File Number, immunisation records
  • Bank account numbers
  • Credit card account numbers
  • Inventory of valuable household goods, important telephone numbers
  • Family records (birth, marriage, death certificates)

There are other things that you can do to help in and around your own home and on the road if there is a storm brewing.

Click here to see what to do before, during & after the storm:

Last Updated (Tuesday, 03 April 2012 18:08)