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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.
Survival kit: Things you'll need in case of an emergency
Emergency agencies recommend having a kit ready with items that will help you survive and recover from a disaster.
Stay connected with the #ReadyTogether toolkit
When emergency strikes, staying connected to your neighbours and community can make a difference. The ABC and Australian Red Cross have created this digital guide to help you and your community get ready for emergencies.
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
NSW and QLD floods: How can you help?
Catastrophic floods have destroyed homes and livelihoods across NSW and QLD. For the thousands affected, the long journey to clean-up and recovery is only just beginning.
Source: ABC News
'I'm lost': Flood victims' uncertainty as claim approvals trickle through
North coast residents are struggling to navigate the insurance process as they try to move on from the worst floods on record.
Source: ABC North CoastTopic: Floods
Glamour shoot props brighten fortunes of flooded families
Vulnerable Toowoomba flood victims who lost most of their belongings have been given a fresh start with near-new furniture previously used for real estate advertisements.
Source: ABC Southern QldTopic: Floods
Citizen science project finds positive signs of life bouncing back in Black Summer bushfire areas
Three recent 'BioBlitz' events held in different locations around NSW have recorded the post-bushfire recovery of flora, fauna and fungi. They found nine threatened species bouncing back on the state's Mid North Coast.
Source: ABC Mid North CoastTopic: Endangered and Protected Species