Our class has been learning about disasters and wanted to demonstrate our learning by creating a website that the local community could use to help them prepare for disasters. The idea behind a wiki is that it is never finished and lots of people can join in editing it to continue to make it better. Disaster planning is also an ongoing process. With each new disaster, we learn more about how we need to respond to disasters. Our Woolgoolga Disaster Plan is only a start and we hope to be able to keep adding to it and get other people to add to it too.

The site is based on emergency management planning that involves four processes:
  • Prevention - identifying hazards and implementing strategies to reduce or eliminate the risk
  • Preparation - planning and resourcing communities to reduce the effects of a disaster
  • Response - immediate action and arrangements following a disaster
  • Recovery - returning the community to its pre-disaster state (source CHCC)

Tilly Smith saved 100 people in Thailand when a Tsunami hit because she had learned about Tsunamis 2 weeks earlier at school.