Oh yeah… the Sunshine State isn’t always sunny.
Cyclones, heavy rains and damaging storms and cyclones are also prevalent in Queensland especially during summer.
Mother Nature is unpredictable and sometimes storms and rainfall become the order of day and just in case it happens, here’s a resourceful guide on how you can prepare for storms and cyclones in Queensland.
Storm-Proof Your Property
Whether it is your home, business or contents, you can safeguard your property from damage before the next Queensland storm. You can storm proof your property by ensuring:
- Trees near your premise are cut and dead branches disposed away from your house
- Proper roof maintenance by clearing dirt from gutters, fixing leakages and repairing loose tiles
- You install shutters or metal screens to protect your windows from breaking especially if your area is prone to cyclones
- You are armed with an emergency plan
Safety Measures Prior to Storms and Cyclones
Before a cyclone or storm strikes, you need to do the following:
- Fasten down or move any outdoor furniture into the garage or basement
- Put cars undercover and move boats to a secure anchorage
- Use strong packing tape to make an X pattern on your windows in order to reduce the risks of windows breaking during surging strong winds
- Put all your pets and unsafe things inside your house
- Turn off the gas, water and electricity, and unplug all your appliances.
In the event that you’re evacuating, safely lock all your doors and windows, and prepare your emergency kit to help you during storms and emergencies.
The information contained in this article is of a general nature only. It does not take your specific needs, objectives or circumstances into consideration, and is not financial advice, legal advice or otherwise a recommendation to purchase any financial product or insurance policy. You should seek your own independent financial advice from a qualified financial and insurance adviser before making any financial decisions, and seek your own independent legal advice from a qualified solicitor before making any decisions of a legal nature.