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Climate Wise

Communities

It takes time, planning and carefully considered investment decisions to build resilience to extreme weather events.

Every year Australian communities face devastating losses due to floods, bush fires, storms, heatwaves and other extreme weather events. They are becoming more frequent and severe.

It is not enough to start thinking about what you need to do a few weeks before summer. Your ability to respond calmly and make quick, crucial decisions will be much improved if you have invested the time and energy in a solid plan beforehand.

Climate Wise Communities will help you to build resilience to these events, supporting you to cope psychologically, minimise your losses and recover more quickly.

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Are you ready?

Check whether you, your home and community are properly prepared to face extreme weather events.
Use steps 1-5 to assess your vulnerabilities and gather information to write your extreme weather plan.

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1

Check the
hazards in your
location

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2

Check your personal
situation

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3

Check the strengths and weaknesses of your property

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Assess your
neighbourhood and communication

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5

Information for your extreme weather plan

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Be Prepared

Work with your community to ensure your home and family are protected.

Everyone has a shared responsibility to build resilience to extreme weather events.

  • Federal and State government have emergency management plans
  • The Local Emergency Management Committee has detailed action plans and response mechanisms for all emergencies
  • Council has detailed emergency plans and resilience-building plans in place
  • Every household needs to evaluate their own situation and develop a plan to improve resilience.
  • Individuals are encouraged to download the Red Cross app ‘Get Prepared’. This will help you keep connected with loved ones in time of an emergency and ensure your personal well-being.
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Our local experts are able to help you

The Local Emergency Management Committee members and a range of industry experts are available to answer your questions. Check our FAQ section to find local solutions, tips and ideas for being prepared in your area.

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Become a community leader

Encourage those around you to be more prepared and increase their resilience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check our FAQ section to find local solutions, tips and ideas for being prepared in your area.

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Get locally relevant answers from emergency managers.

Fast Fact...

Ember attack is the cause of 85% of homes lost in bush fires.

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Climate Wise Communities is an award-winning initiative developed by Ku-ring-gai Council in consultation with emergency management agencies and government. It builds local community strength and preparedness to extreme weather events and promotes shared responsibility for disaster resilience to individuals, households and communities.

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