Media Releases

14 February 2020

How to prepare for emergencies

Storms, bushfires, power outages…this summer we have experienced several extreme situations to test our resilience. Getting prepared for emergencies can make living through them more bearable when disaster hits. Learn how to prepare yourself for the worst at an interactive community information seminar  at 6.30pm on 24 February at Willoughby City Council Chambers, 31 Victor Street Chatswood.

Chaired by Mayor Gail Giles-Gidney, the information seminars are a successful new way Council is engaging with the community. They are a forum for people to hear about significant issues and projects and to ask questions.

The February seminar will feature presentations from Angela Casey, Culture and Leisure Manager and David Roberts, Environment Manager, Willoughby City Council who will provide practical advice on how to get prepared.

Find out how the Red Cross’ ‘Get Prepared’ app can help you access information and tools to complete an emergency plan – bring your mobile phone

Work through real life scenarios to consider how you can prepare your home, family, communications and paperwork for a variety of situations to give you more peace of mind.

Hear about the useful resources and information that you can access from Council.

The topic for each monthly seminar will be announced on the Monday at least one week prior to the event. To receive updates on what will be covered sign up to Council’s e-newsletter or visit

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