When a disaster strikes, the best state you can be in is prepared. By arming yourself with knowledge of what to in various types of potential emergencies, you will be able to react quickly and smartly to minimise risk to lives and property. It is recommended that you print out the below factsheets and keep them in a file with your emergency supplies so that they are easily on hand if and when needed. A few hours spent working through simple planning tasks with your household, putting aside supplies and securing your home could make a huge difference to the impacts that a disaster or emergency event have on your home and family. The following factsheets will help prepare you and your household in the event of an emergency.