An Emergency Kit is an important step to prepare, survive and recover from an emergency and in that kit, you should have the following:

• 10 litres of water per person (fill up the bath and buckets with clean water)

• Non-perishable food for 3 days, including a can opener and utensils

• A First Aid Kit and manual

• Essential medications and prescriptions

• A torch (have spare batteries)

• Battery powered radio (have spare batteries)

• Waterproof jackets and closed shoes for everyone

• A whistle, utility knife, masking tape and plastic garbage bags

• Candles, lighter and matches

• Portable stove (on gas) and cooking gear

• Pet food

• Emergency phone numbers


If a Cyclone is approaching do the following:

• Tape up your windows with wide, tape in a criss-cross pattern

• Take in any loose items like garden furniture and toys

• Disconnect all electrical appliances and external TV and radio aerials

• Park any vehicles under cover, away from trees, powerlines and waterways.

• Go to the strongest part of your house – normally the smallest room with the least windows and stay listening to your radio.