Check in with your neighbours and friends and offer support at your local level.
Take some time to check on those more vulnerable neighbours who may not be signed up to receive alerts or have internet access. They may need assist to evacuate or a phone call to see what they are needing.
Become a volunteer prior to any event and support your local Community or Neighbourhood Centre.
Sign up to volunteer with a local organisation before an emergency event to help with emergency relief. Organisations will be able to provide training (including WH&S) and answer questions and this isn’t always possible in the middle of a disaster response.
Money can help empower people and provide choice at a time when community feel overwhelmed. This can enable a self-directed recovery and meet the immediate and longer term recovery needs of community. It also supports with local economic recovery as donations are spent locally.
Consider connecting with your local organisations or charities, or donate to: