Preparing For Storms

Dangerous storms are the most common natural hazard in Australia and on average, cause more damage and destruction than cyclones, earthquakes, floods and bushfires.

Each year from May to October, storms, including, tornados, thunder, lightning, hail, flash flooding and gale force winds cause major destruction. 

Be prepared, stay safe and reduce the risk of damage to your home by taking these simple steps:

  • check your roof and gutters for loose materials;
  • clear gutters and downpipes of leaves and blockages;
  • trim branches near your home and clear trees from powerlines;
  • clear rubbish from your yard, balcony or patio and put away any loose objects;
  • prepare an emergency kit with portable radio, torch, spare batteries, first aid kit and family emergency plan; and
  • prepare an emergency plan including a relocation plan in case your home becomes flooded.

And don’t forget to include your pets in your preparation and planning. 

Stay informed and keep up to date with latest storm warnings and advice:

  • through news bulletins on radio, TV or online
  • on the Bureau of Meteorology’s website
  • by calling the Land Weather Warnings and Flood Warnings Advice Line on 1300 659 213

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