Getting Ready for Winter Storms

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According to the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, “Storms are the most common natural hazard in Australia, can cause millions of dollars worth of damage, and pose a threat to people and property”.

They recommend a number of tips to minimise the risk that storm damage can do, such as:

  • Trim branches around your home to prevent them falling on your roof or car
  • Clear gutters and down pipes so they do not overflow after heavy rain
  • Store or weigh down heavy objects around your home or work, that could be picked up and thrown by strong wind
  • Prepare an emergency kit with a battery operated radio, torch, spare batteries and first aid kit
  • Have an emergency plan ready to put into action, including a relocation plan for your family and pets, in case your home becomes flooded.

For more detailed advice on what to do before, during and after a storm, visit the Department of Fire and Emergency Services website at www.dfes.wa.gov.au/wintersafe

Post by Jones Ballard 04 Jul 2018 0
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