When we wrote up how you can cancel telephone directory deliveries recently, one reader pointed out that print directories can be useful if there's a power outage. Aside from your electricity company, what numbers do you need to hand at all times?
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While everyone's first instinct will be to head to their mobile phone, that won't always be an option either. Preparing an emergency list of contacts and printing it out could prove handy if there is fire, flood, power outage or other general mayhem (and you can add those to your phone contacts as well). Here's the obvious ones that should be included:
- Electricity company
- Water company
- Gas company (if you have gas)
- Telephone company
- Insurance company
- Body corporate emergency contact (for apartment and unit dwellers)
- State emergency service
- Glass replacement
- Roadside service (e.g. RACV, NRMA)
Which other numbers should be on this list? Share your ideas in the comments.