Your Survival Kit for Emergency Situations

October 22, 2013 | Current Events, Natural Disasters

Update on NSW Bushfires: New South Wales wildfires continue to get worse with forecast of temperatures in the mid to high 30s, strong winds between 80-100 km/h and very low humidity.  Across the state, a total of 63 fires are still burning with 13 of them uncontained.

”This will be as bad as it gets,” Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said. ”On days like [this], there’s a very real potential for more loss of homes and life.”

Preparations are ongoing with the largest fire fighting force in the state’s history ready to battle the expected catastrophic conditions. In the Greater Sydney region, a total fire ban is in force until further notice.

The Blue Mountains region is the most impacted area with the major bushfires still active and out of control. According to authorities, tens of thousands of homes are at risk in the Blue Mountains region because of their distance to the bushland.

Your Survival Kit for Emergency Situations (Source:  NSW Rural Fire Service)

General items

  • Portable battery-operated radio
  • Waterproof torch
  • Spare batteries
  • First aid kit with manual
  • Candles with waterproof matches
  • Woollen blankets
  • Emergency contact numbers
  • Waterproof bag for valuables

Before you leave your house, add:

  • Cash, ATM cards, credit cards
  • Medications, toiletries and
  • sanitary supplies
  • Special requirements for infants,
  • elderly, injured, disabled
  • Mobile phone and charger
  • Combination pocket knife
  • Important documents, valuables
  • and photos (in waterproof bag)
  • Change of clothes for everyone
  • Drinking water (at least three litres per person per day

For major fire updates in NSW visit:

http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/dsp_content.cfm?cat_id=684

Related Article:

Bushfire Crisis in New South Wales

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