Get Ready Clarence Valley

Five simple steps to prepare for disasters.

1) Know your risk

The Clarence Valley is prone to floods, severe storms, bushfires, heatwaves and drought. Think about the area you live in and the types of natural hazards that could affect you.

2) Plan now for what you will do

Sit down and talk with your family and plan for what you will do if a disaster affects your area. Make important decisions such as when to leave, what to take and what to do with animals. Don't leave it to the last minute as disasters can happen with little or no warning. Prepare an Emergency Kit.

3) Get your home ready

Prepare your home by doing general home maintenance and checking your insurance. Trim overhanging trees and branches and remove dead and dry vegetation from around the house. Clean out gutters and downpipes. Secure or put away loose items in your yard or balcony. Check the roof is in good repair and your smoke alarms are working. Does your home and contents insurance policy cover you for floods, severe storms and bushfires? Is it up to date?

4) Be aware

Find out how to prepare and what to do if there is a disaster in your area. Connect with NSW emergency services (and check the Clarence Valley Disaster Dashboard)

5) Look out for each other

Share information with your family, friends, neighbours and those who may need assistance.

The following resources can help you Get Ready:

Other Websites