There are several simple actions that you can take to increase the level of safety of yourself, your family and your home in the event of a severe storm.

Don't be a Mary. Clean up for storm season and secure loose items.

Actions to prepare for storm season

  • Prepare an emergency kit for your home - work through the checklist here (PDF, 912.9 KB)
  • Clean gutters, secure outdoor furniture and cross masking tape over windows if necessary
  • Ensure that pets are inside or somewhere safe, secure and out of the elements
  • Charge phones and tune in to warnings on a battery-operated radio
  • Get the insurance you need
  • Store valuables and poisons well above ground level
  • Log-on to the Disaster Dashboard and sign up to New BOM Weather App for the latest updates and information

During a severe storm

  • If outside, find shelter away from trees, power lines and metal structures
  • Stay inside and away from windows
  • Disconnect all electrical appliances
  • Park vehicles under cover
  • Listen to your radio for updates

After a severe storm

  • Check your home for damage
  • Check up on your neighbours
  • Contact the SES on 132 500 if trees have fallen across your roof or driveway
  • Stay away from fallen power lines and immediately report them to Energex on 13 19 62

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