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Step 4: Know your neighbours

Getting to know your neighbours is an important part of preparing your household. People who know their neighbours are more likely to help each other out in an emergency, increasing your chances of coping better in the long term. Taking time to get to know your neighbours has a range of other benefits, too.

Step 4 will help you and your household to understand your neighbourhood better and to build links with your neighbours to:

  • prepare your neighbourhood for emergencies
  • identify who may need assistance in an emergency
  • share knowledge and work together in an emergency.