If you can plan a road trip, you can plan for a civil defence emergency 

Getting prepared for an earthquake, tsunami or other emergency might seem like too much hard work, putting us off even thinking about planning for an emergency. But don’t be too quick to toss this important task in the too-hard basket. If you can plan for a road trip or to attend a multi-day music festival, you’ll find that planning for an emergency is not so different.

For example, let’s say you’re going to be camping at a music festival that takes place over a long weekend. You’ll want to be sure you pack essential toiletries, any medications, and basic first aid; clean undies, perhaps some warm clothes and/or rainwear; snacks, water and cash. If you do all of this you’re already halfway to being prepared for an earthquake.

The simplest way to get started is by downloading a checklist from the Get Ready Get Thru website.

Have a read of our Preparing your family for an emergency page for more information. When the next big one comes, you’ll be so glad you did.