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Plan for an Emergency
Prepare for floods - a step by step guide
If you could be cut off by floodwater, you should think what you can do to reduce the impact on your property and the safety of your loved ones. ABC Emergency has a checklist of actions that you should consider.
Storms and severe weather
Storms can bring welcome relief at the end of a hot summer’s day, or to break a dry spell, but they can also cause widespread damage due to large hailstones, strong wind and heavy rainfall.
Dealing with power outages after an emergency
Electricity supply is often affected by natural disasters in Australia and in the immediate aftermath conditions can be dangerous for power workers with extended outages stretching to days or even weeks.
Find your nearest ABC radio frequency
In an emergency, which ABC radio station should you be listening to for up to date information? Use our frequency finder to locate your nearest station.
After The Disaster
After you've experienced a disaster, there is so much to work through. After the Disaster offers practical tips and evidence-based advice.
Bushfires in Australia
Bushfires are the most common emergencies in Australia. The fire season varies significantly from state to state which means that fires can occur all year round.
Helping you recover after an emergency
After an emergency, get essential information to help you and your community recover.
Emergency details in your state
Know which agency issues emergency alerts during events like bushfires, storms and cyclones in your state or territory.
How your mobile phone could save your life
Anyone could be caught in a natural disaster — and most of us carry something in our pocket that could help us stay safe, or even alive, when it strikes.
In the News
Already flooded inland NSW warned to prepare for a 'month's rain in four days'
The Bureau of Meteorology briefs the SES as it prepares for another week of concerning conditions with much of the state's west already impacted by floods as rain falls on already full catchments and rivers.
Source: ABC Western PlainsTopic: Floods
I live in a flood-prone area. The thought of another La Niña makes me want to cry
A third La Niña has been declared for Australia. For the people of the Northern Rivers, a sense of dread has now become a way of life.
Source: ABC EverydayTopic: Weather
Terry lost his hands in a bushfire — here's why plastic straws would make his life easier
With the support of his wife, Moira, Terry Lee has learnt to adjust to injuries sustained in a bushfire seven years ago. But a ban on plastic straws is another obstacle.
Source: ABC Radio AdelaideTopic: Community and Society
Sandy's home is the first approved for the flood buyback, with more applying than expected
Sandy Xia is the first Queenslander to receive a contract to sell her house to the government as part of the flood buyback scheme, with more people applying than what's been budgeted for.
Source: ABC NewsTopic: Floods