Typically over the summer months in Australia, natural disasters such as bushfires, floods, cyclones or storms can occur. Whether you are going to stay in your home or evacuate to a safer area, it’s essential that every home has an emergency kit. You’ll need some basic things to get you by without electricity or water for up to 72 hours.
Make sure you have the following emergency kit items stored in a waterproof box in an easy access location
During and after an emergency you may need to stay in your home and there may be power outages and road closures. As a minimum, you should have the following supplies at all times in an emergency kit:
You should be able to buy a first aid kit with what you need from your local pharmacy. It should include:
Keep all important documents in a sealed bag in a safe which you can easily access.
Store in plastic sealed bags
You may need to leave your home quickly if you are in a flood-prone area. In this situation you will want to have your emergency kit ready in advance and have access to your:
Make sure you follow these important steps to prepare ahead of emergencies:
Make sure your home and contents insurance is up-to-date and in particular that the sum-insured amount is enough. It’s also a good idea to make sure you have your insurer’s details handy and know how to contact them should you need to in a hurry.
Cover is subject to your application for insurance being accepted.
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Product Disclosure Statements (PDS)
Home and Contents Insurance is issued by Westpac General Insurance Limited ABN 99 003 719 319 (except workers compensation cover where applicable). Bank of Melbourne – a Division of Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 33 007 457 141 (the Bank) distributes the insurance, but does not guarantee the insurance.