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During an emergency, please tune into RoxFM (105.5 FM) for emergency updates.

 

Power Outages:

  • Have a written and practised Power Outage Plan

    • Necessary phone numbers (000, contacts of family members, medical services, your local council, numbers for different types of emergencies)

    • Information about your emergency kit (who is in charge of the kit, the location)

  • Switch off all appliances to prevent any power surges when power is restored to your property

  • There may not be access to ATM’s during a power outage, so it's a good idea to have some emergency cash stored in your home.

  • Prepare an emergency kit

    • A charged phone or landline that does not rely on power

    • A mobile phone charger that works in the car

    • Alternative lighting such as torches or candles

    • Alternative sources for cooking, heating or cooling

    • Sufficient water and food supply

    • Battery operated radio to get regular updates on whether conditions and outages

    • First aid kit

    • Batteries

    • Basic tool kit

    • Suitable fire extinguisher and fire blanket

    • Whistle in case you need to attract attention

 

Bushfire:

  • Have a written and practised bushfire survival plan

    • Consider whether you will leave early or if you will stay and defend

    • Consider your mental and physical abilities

    • Consider those that are living at your property (Do they have a health or disability issue)

    • Is your property prepared if the Fire Danger Rating is Extreme

  • Prepare your homes and property

    • Fuel-reduced area cleared of flammable materials

    • Make sure if you plan to defend  your home that your house meets the latest Building code of Australia for building in bush-fire prone areas 

  • Prepare an emergency kit

    • First aid kits

    • Portable torches

    • Batteries

    • Battery operated radio

    • Sufficient water and food supply

    • Petrol or diesel pump and generator

    • Appropriate clothing

    • Hoses

    • Street directory in case you need to drive unfamiliar areas

    • Whistle in case you need to attract attention

    • Basic tool kit

    • Suitable fire extinguisher and fire blanket

 

Severe Weather:

  • Have a written and practised severe weather survival plan

    • Keep a list of emergency numbers (CFS, 000, Family members etc.)

  • Check if you have adequate insurance cover for your building, contents and vehicle

  • Move cars undercover

  • Secure loose outdoor items such as outdoor furniture, children play equipment etc.

  • Unplug electrical appliances that may be affected by power surges. If power is lost, unplug major appliances to reduce the power surge and possible damage when power is restored.

  • Prepare your homes and property

    • Regularly trim branches in your yard.

    • Inspect roofs, gutters and downpipes (remove leaf litter and rubbish, secure loose roof tiles or metal sheets, make repairs)

    • Keep your yard clutter free (put away loose items)

    • Put cars undercover (if there is no cover place a blanket over the car and park away from trees)

  • Prepare an emergency kit

    • Alternative light in case the power goes out

    • First aid kit

    • Batteries
    • Sufficient water and food supply

    • Whistle in case you need to attract attention

 

Damage after Emergency

  • If you notice trees, light poles or signs down around in your area please contact Roxby Council on 8671 0010.

  • If you see lost dogs please contact Roxby Council so the rightful owners can be located. Avoid using Social Networking sites to reunite dogs and owners.

  • If there is damage to your house, and you are renting, please contact your real estate agent.

 

 

Contact Council

6 Richardson Place

Roxby Downs SA 5725

Monday to Friday

9.00am - 5.00pm

Closed Public Holidays

PO Box 124

Roxby Downs SA 5725

Phone: (08) 8671 0010

Fax: (08) 8671 0452

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Roxby Downs South Australia
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