The following information will provide householders of actions which they may take to contribute towards risk reduction and their personal safety in the event of a natural emergency.
This information has been made available following a recommendation of the 2001 Waratah-Wynyard Municipal Risk Management Project and as part of an ongoing public education program driven by Council's Emergency Management Planning Committee.
The following free pamphlets are available from Council Offices.
Earthquate Action Guide
Emergency! A Step by Step Guide to What You Need to Know And Do
Flood Action Guide
Lightning Protection Action Guide
Severe Storm Action Guide
Severe Storms - Facts, Warnings and Protection.
The Australian Red Cross also produces REDiPlan, which provides four steps to prepare your household for emergencies. A copy of REDiPlan is available here.
Council's Interim Planning Scheme also makes reference to landslip areas, flood prone areas, storm surge areas and bushfire prone areas. Please click here for more information.
The following brochure also provides information on cooperation between the Tasmanian Fire Service and farmers to reduce fire risk.
Local Incident Management Plans and Community Protection Plans
These plan sets out the things you should do to survive a bushfire and/or other natural disasters.
Emergency Management Links
TasALERT is the Tasmanian Government’s official emergency website that brings together information from emergency services and government agencies - the website is http://www.alert.tas.gov.au
Social Media Links
Council and other services may also provide updates in the event of an emergency via the following social media channels.
Are you able to help in the case of emergency? Volunteer here - http://www.emergencyvolunteers.tas.gov.au/