10 October 2019

Mayoral Column

Hawkesbury City Council is encouraging residents to prepare and stay safe in a disaster or a time of crisis by downloading and completing the emergency plan available on the new Get Prepared app.

The app has been jointly created by Australian Red Cross and general insurer IAG, to make it easier to prepare for an emergency and to help keep personal emergency plans close to hand.

The app helps you connect with your key support people, accomplish simple tasks to make you and your loved ones safer, and protect the things that matter most to you.

Get Prepared is a free and easy to use, which will help you to:

  • Get Prepared - establish a quick and easy network of support with your three key contacts
  • Review the risks relevant to where you live
  • Create checklists of actions to make an emergency plan
  • Save the emergency plan as a PDF to be printed and shared with others.

For more information and to download the Get Prepared app, visit www.redcross.org.au and search Get Prepared app.

As a participating Council in the Resilient Sydney Strategy, we are collaborating with the Councils of Sydney to create a metropolis that is connected, inclusive and resilient.

Council is also developing its own local Resilience Plan in order to strengthen the community to become more resilient to the challenges that are presented from chronic stresses and major shocks affecting the local government area. The Resilient Sydney Strategy is available at www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

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