Australia now has a a new national approach to information and warnings during emergencies like bushfire, flood, storm, extreme heat and severe weather. Up until now there have been different warning systems for different hazard types across Australia. The new Australian Warning System aims to provide consistent warnings to Australian communities, so that people know what to do when they see a warning level. The System uses a nationally consistent set of icons. How you receive warnings may not change, but the wording, colours and call to action may be different to what you’re used to, as this system is implemented across Australia.
We thought that the extract above is important and we immediately updated WatchOut.org.au, so that we can take you to the government website detailing those new icons, etc.
Why not take a look? The link is on our ‘Fires & Environment’ page.