Get help preparing for emergencies

Get advice before, during and after emergencies like flooding, storms and terrorist attacks. Learn more about preparing for emergencies, including emergency action planning, how to prepare an emergency kit and learn essential first aid.

While we can't control when emergencies happen, there are many ways to prepare for them.

Emergency preparedness and planning is important to help you manage unexpected crises or emergencies such as terrorist attacks or extreme weather. You can find out how to create an emergency kit for your home or car, get advice on extreme weather like storms and flooding, and learn what flood warnings mean.

Advice on flooding emergencies

Advice on storms and power cuts

Advice for snow and winter weather

Advice on wildfires and droughts

Advice on heatwaves

Advice on terrorist attacks

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How to prepare for an emergency situation

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