Have emergency supplies

This page provides messages about emergency supplies.

In an emergency, Civil Defence Emergency Management and other emergency services will be on the scene, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could be stuck at home without basic services, such as electricity, gas, drinking water, flushing toilets, and phones, for days or even weeks.

Think about what you will need in an emergency:

  • Do you have enough food and water for your household?
  • How will you cook and store food without electricity?
  • Do you have enough water for everyone in your household? Does this include water to cook and wash with?
  • What about family members who need medication? Do you have enough?
  • Do you have a baby who may need extra supplies (e.g. nappies, formula)?
  • Do you have enough food and water for your pets?