Living in Australia means we face natural disasters and weather hazards throughout the year. Knowing what to do after an emergency will go a long way to helping get you back on track as soon as possible.
Use a battery operated radio from your emergency kit to listen to the local ABC station for ongoing updates and information from emergency services and the SES. You can also keep across updates on social media (for example, Facebook and Twitter), and there are also numerous emergency services apps (for example, Australian Fires Bushfire Map).
Put on sturdy shoes and protective clothing to prevent injury from debris, such as broken glass and check your home for any damage. If your home is unsafe, leave and don’t return. If you’re unable to leave unassisted, call emergency services.
When you return, here are some basic things to do:
Make sure your home and contents insurance is up-to-date and that the sum-insured amount is enough to rebuild or replace your contents. It’s a good idea to 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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Home and Contents Insurance is issued by Allianz Australia Insurance Limited ABN 15 000 122 850 AFSL 234708 (Allianz). Bank of Melbourne - a Division of Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 33 007 457 141 AFSL 233714 (the Bank) arranges the insurance under a distribution agreement with Allianz Insurance, but does not guarantee the insurance. This information does not take into account your personal circumstances. Before making a decision, please consider the relevant Product Disclosure Statement. For more information call 13 22 66.
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