Western Australia is vulnerable to a range of natural hazards such as bushfire, storms, floods and cyclones purely because of the climate and environment.
The wet season in the north of our state lasts from November to April, the Fire and Emergency Services Authority of WA (FESA) is encouraging communities in the north west to know what to do before, during and after a cyclone or flood.
FESA’s objectives for the 2012 wet season campaign are to assist people:
- Prepare their home and family for a cyclone or flood
- How to act responsibly during a cyclone or flood
- Where to seek assistance when there is damage following a cyclone or flood
FESA hopes to create a safer community, reduce loss of life, personal injury and property damage.
The community working together is important, the more we can do to prepare ourselves the more effectively emergency services can direct their resources and respond timely to incidents.
It is 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.
For advice, resources and practical actions to prepare for and cope during a range of emergencies, refer to www.fesa.wa.gov.au
For assistance with damage following a cyclone or flood that you can’t fix yourself, call the State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500.
StateAlert automatically delivers emergency warnings direct to you when lives may be in danger in your neighbourhood, to register go to www.statealert.wa.gov.au