Getting Ready for Winter Storms


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

Post by Jones Ballard 04 Jul 2018 0
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