Fallen tree

Windy Palm Tree

January 16, 2020
  1. Make sure you and your family have a plan in case of emergency.

  2. Listen to weather reports and be aware of storm systems in your area.

  3. Trim trees that may threaten your house, clear the gutters and downpipes. Secure any garden furniture, large toys and any loose objects.

  4. Check your roof and make sure there aren’t any loose tiles that could cause any damage.

  5. Glass windows and doors are major hazards during a storm, as they can be hit and broken by flying debris, so begin to protect these with security screens.

  6. Make sure your insurance policy is up to date and covers storm damage.

  7. Store all valuables, medications, food, torches and other items you may need in a safe and easy to find (if the power has gone out) location.

  8. Make sure you have a first aid kit in the house in case of emergency.

  9. Turn off and disconnect all electrical devices such as the TV, radio, computer modems and kitchen appliances.

  10. For any storm related emergencies, you can contact the SES or for life-threatening emergencies, call triple zero.