Australian Red Cross is expecting a wet season with the average three cyclones and a higher likelihood of thunderstorms and tropical lows, which can cause flooding.
Mr Mitchell said that while Australian Red Cross volunteers were preparing for the coming summer, it was important Northern Territory residents also readied themselves and their families.
Over the summer of 2015/16, Australian Red Cross responded to its busiest summer season, helping 13,000 Australians affected by 25 disasters and emergencies in seven states and territories.
This summer, the emergency service responder is working with communities, families and individuals to use practical and easy-to-use tools that will prepare people for this summer’s higher than expected risk of natural disaster using a new mobile app.
The Get Prepared app was co-created with general insurer IAG to help users make a plan, build an emergency kit list and store key contacts, with plenty of tips to make people safer.