Emergency Management

by Elton van Maanen, 10/01/2019

In an emergency…

In the case of a life threatening emergency call Triple Zero 000 (Police, Fire and Ambulance) TasALERT is an emergency warning and information system in an online platform. The homepage of the website will change to highlight any current incidents within Tasmania. Find it at http://alert.tas.gov.au/Pages/Home.aspx For warnings and advice: tune in to your local ABC radio station. In the Hobart area this is 936 on the AM frequency.

What we are doing at Sorell

Sorell Council’s Municipal Emergency Management Plan details reduced emergency-related risks to the community. It also provides a way to mitigate and counter the impact and effects of an emergency that may arise within the municipal area. Icon of Sorell Municipal Emergency Management Plan Issue 7  2018 Sorell Municipal Emergency Management Plan Issue 7 2018 (1.5 MiB)

How to prepare

The following are some tips for your family to consider in order to prepare for an emergency:
  • How will you stay in touch in the event of, or after an emergency?
  • How will you contact each other if you are separated?
  • Who will collect family members and who will check on neighbours?
  • Where will you meet?
  • What will you do about pets?
Red cross redi plan is located at https://www.redcross.org.au/getmedia/b896b60f-5b6c-49b2-a114-57be2073a1c2/red-cross-rediplan-disaster-preparedness-guide.pdf.aspx

Emergency contacts

Council works with a network of agencies in times of emergency. These include: Bushfirehttp://www.fire.tas.gov.au/ Bushfire emergency Kit information ; http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/userfiles/tym/file/Bushfire%20publications/Final150516TFSEmergencyFactSheet.pdf Flood, Storm, Tsunami, Landslidehttps://www.ses.tas.gov.au/ For State Emergency Service (SES) flood and storm assistance – phone 132 500 Roadshttps://www.police.tas.gov.au/community-alerts/
  • For assistance with non life threatening emergencies – phone 131 444
  • For Crime Stoppers – phone 1800 333 000
  • For traffic updates and alerts – phone 13 19 40
Weatherhttp://www.bom.gov.au/tas/ For current weather and up to date forecasts visit the Bureau of Meteorology Power In the case of a life threatening emergency call Triple Zero 000 (Police, Fire and Ambulance) To report an outage, check with your neighbours first, then call Tas Networks to report an outage or to hear the current outages in your area – phone 132 004. To report fallen power lines, please keep away from fallen lines and – phone 132 004.