How to Prepare In Case Of A Disaster

It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

Getting prepared may sound difficult or time consuming but – with a little help from the Red Cross – it’s actually very possible.

  1. Get a Kit

Learn the essential supplies to put in your family’s survival kit.

A well-stocked first aid kit is a handy thing to have. To be prepared for emergencies:

  • Keep a first aid kit in your home and in your car.
  • Carry a first aid kit with you or know where you can find one.
  • Find out the location of first aid kits where you work.

You can purchase your first kits from the Fiji Red Cross Society Shop.  Your local drug store may sell them. You can also make your own. Some kits are designed for specific activities, such as hiking, camping or boating.

Whether you buy a first aid kit or put one together, make sure it has all the items you may need:

  • Include any personal items such as medications and emergency phone numbers or other items your health-care provider may suggest.
  • Check the kit regularly.
  • Check expiration dates and replace any used or out-of-date contents.

2. Make a Plan

Plan effectively for you and your family in case of an emergency.

3. Be Informed

Understand which disasters are likely to occur in your area and what you must know to stay safe.

Practise Your Evacuation Routes

  • Make sure household members know where to evacuate to, what route to take, and where to meet each other, if they have to leave.

 

Stay Informed

  • Monitor The Weather Closely
  • If you are advised to evacuate, or if you think you are in danger, evacuate
    immediately away from the storm’s path.
  • Make sure you understand the difference between a watch and a warning in early warning weather reports:
    • A watch means there is a threat of cyclone, hurricane or typhoon conditions within 36 hours. This is the time to check your preparations.
    • A warning means that the conditions are expected within 24 hours or less.