what can you do to prepare?

It’s important to plan ahead for emergency situations, especially if you live in areas prone to natural disasters. It could save you and your family’s life. This website provides you with simple advice and directs you to resources where you can find practical actions to prepare for and cope during a range of emergencies.

If you're in immediate danger, call 000.

Follow updates on emergency services Facebook.

Stay in touch with friends and neighbours.

For recorded emergency info call the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES): 13 33 37.

For SES emergency assistance during a storm, cyclone, earthquake, flood or tsunami call: 132 500

Be vigilant for changing weather conditions.

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Bushfires are unpredictable and happen every year in Western Australia (WA). The single biggest killer is indecision. To survive a bushfire you must be prepared to make your own decisions and leave early or stay and actively defend. Find out more about how to protect yourself, your family and property.

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Storms are the most common natural hazard in Australia and on average cause the most damage. Storms are common between May and October throughout WA. Find out how to get prepared and stay safe during storms.

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Cyclones can be unpredictable and intensify rapidly. They are most common in northern parts of WA between November and April when low pressure systems form over warm tropical waters. Learn more about your risk of cyclone and get prepared here.

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You and your family may be at risk of a flood, even if you have never seen floodwaters near your home. People who take action to prepare for a flood before it happens are more likely to keep themselves and their families safe. Learn how here.

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Health Emergencies

Health emergencies arise from time to time as new flu strains and infectious diseases spread throughout the community. Health emergencies also include mass reactions to extreme weather, pollution and allergens.

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Extreme heat is common in summer. Find out how to look after yourself, family and pets when things start to heat up.

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Marine Hazards

Marine hazards can include obstructions, pollutants and dangerous currents in waterways, rivers and oceans. Learn more about keeping safe if you’re out on a boat, swimming, or doing water sports.

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Earthquakes are rare, but on average, WA receives the largest tremors in Australia. It’s important to remember that earthquakes often occur in a string of aftershocks. Learn more about earthquakes, and what to do if one happens near you.

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Smoke Haze

Smoke Haze can be caused by a range of factors and can sometimes reduce visibility on roads and cause short-term health effects. The risks from Smoke Haze can be reduced by taking some simple precautions. Find out more below.

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There are a number of different agencies that provide advice and support in emergencies.
Here’s a list of key websites and emergency apps to visit for notifications and advice.