Weather the Storm - Women Prepare brought women from local communities together to discuss, plan and support each other to be more prepared for disasters that might threaten the local area.
Recent years have seen a dramatic increase in disasters. While natural disasters such as fire and flood have made headlines, there are many other possibilities. Prolonged loss of electricity, water or food supplies, pollution or chemical spills, pandemics and strike action are all possibilities. Any of these have the potential to seriously impact us at any time. We may become housebound for days, we may be unable to access basic services or food, we may need to evacuate or we may not have a home to live in.