Disasters don't always happen when you are at home. It is important to consider emergency preparedness into your travel plans if you are going away.
- Research the local hazards of your destination
- Familiarise yourself with local plans for these hazards
- Find out where you need to go to get assistance should you need to evacuate.
It is still important to consider basic survival items while travelling such as:
- Torch and radio with spare batteries
- Any special needs such as hearing aids and spare batteries, glasses or mobility aids
- Emergency water and easy-to-carry food rations such as energy bars and dried foods in case there are delays in reaching a Civil Defence Centre, or a place where you might find support. If you have any special dietary requirements, ensure you have extra supplies
- First aid kit and essential medicines
- Essential items for infants or young children such as formula and food, nappies and a favourite toy
- Change of clothes (wind/waterproof clothing and strong outdoor shoes)
- Toiletries – towel, soap, toothbrush, sanitary items, toilet paper
- Blankets or sleeping bags
- Face and dust masks
- Pet supplies.