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In view of the bushfires which has caused extensive damage to property and affected communities in New South Wales, the Philippine Embassy wishes to remind the public to exercise caution at all times, to seek all available information and follow the instructions of emergency service personnel in times of emergencies.

Following are key contact details for emergencies: 

Australian Capital Territory

Bush fire – 13 22 81

Cyclone, Flood, Storm, Tornado and Tsunami – 132 500 (State Emergency Service)

In a life threatening emergency, call 000

Traffic information and road closures – www.tams.act.gov.au

ACT Police – 131 444

More information on ACT Emergency services can be found on http://www.act.gov.au/browse/about-the-act/act-emergency-information/act-emergency services

New South Wales

Bush fire – 1800 679 737

Cyclone, Flood, Storm, Tornado and Tsunami – 132 500 (State Emergency Service)

In a life threatening emergency, call 000

Traffic information and road closures  - 132 701

NSW Police – 131 444

Disaster Welfare Assistance Line – 1800 018 444

Likely sources of information about a natural disaster will be: 

Local radio

Your neighbors and other people in the community

Television

Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter – in particular those that belong to emergency services organizations