Preparing for future emergencies FAQs

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How is Council preparing for future emergencies?

Council works with a range of emergency services agencies to assist communities before, during and after emergencies.

Yarra Ranges Council has legislated responsibilities in responding to emergencies to support communities.

As well as listening to community members, Council is in the process of undertaking a debrief to understand what actions we can take to improve the way we operate alongside agencies in the response, relief and recovery phases of an emergency to better support those most in need. 

Visit the Emergency section on the Yarra Ranges website for more information.

How can community members plan for emergencies?

There are a range of resources available to help community members plan for when there is an emergency. It can happen quickly, and unexpectedly and sometimes there is little time to make decisions about your own safety.

Getting the information you need can be difficult during a power outage or incident that impacts mobile and internet access or when access is already patchy.

Plan for what you’ll do in the event of an emergency. 

A battery powered radio is one analogue option, but in the event that you do have access, if you know a storm or high fire danger day is coming, make sure your mobile phone is fully charged, have the VicEmergency App and Emergency + apps downloaded and the numbers of the emergency services assistances lines saved in your phone.