This FEMA map will show how at-risk your city is for a natural disaster

New Australia-wide emergency warning system launched

A streamlined nationwide warning system has been unveiled to help Australians better respond to natural disasters and emergencies.

The three-tiered Australian Warning System establishes a consistent set of icons to show incidents on websites and apps for threats such as bushfire, flood, storms, cyclones, extreme heat and severe weather.

Minister for Emergency Management David Littleproud said the system developed based on community research and input from emergency services and hazard agencies…

This FEMA map will show how at-risk your city is for a natural disaster

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