Get Ready This Storm Season

October 19, 2017

Get Ready This Storm Season

 Are you prepared this storm and cyclone season?

Australia is a beautiful and vast country but it does have a brutal side, it’s that time of year again. Storms and cyclones can produce hail, flooding rains, lightning and strong winds; all of which can pose a serious threat to your home and family. It pays to be prepared.

Check and Update:

  1. Emergency Plan
    • Evacuation plan & meeting point
    • List important details – e.g. emergency and related phone numbers, relatives and friends, insurance provider etc.
    • Tune into warnings and updates
  2. Emergency Kit
    • Food & Water – non-perishable foods and bottled water
    • Medical Sanitation – first aid kit, essential medication and prescriptions etc
    • Light & Communications – torches, lanterns and radio with extra batteries
    • Clothing & Footwear – warm clothing, waterproof jacket and closed in shoes
    • Pet – food, water and other animal needs

Ensuring that the contents of your kits are up to date and in working order is essential. When a natural disaster strikes there is often not much time to act. Having these things prepared is invaluable.

For more information and tips check out https://getready.qld.gov.au/be-prepared/