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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Storm and Fire Season

Be 'Storm Safe'
Take some simple steps to protect your family and your home:
  • Prepare a family emergency plan
  • Identify a safe place to evacuate
  • Compile a list of emergency phone numbers
  • Decide how to look after your pets
  • Prepare an emergency and evacuation kit

  • Prepare your home to minimise damage
  • Clean gutters and downpipes to drain water quickly
  • Secure loose items around the house and garden (eg. Garden Furniture)
  • Trim trees and remove overhanging branches
  • Shelter vehicles from storms or cover with a heavy blanket and park away from trees, power lines and waterways

  • Assemble an emergency kit
  • A portable radio and torch with spare batteries
  • First Aid Kit
  • Candles and waterproof matches
  • Waterproof bag and valuables
  • Important papers including emergency contact numbers
  • Copies of your home emergency plan
  • In case of evacuation:
  • A good supply of required medications
  • Any special requirements for babies, the disabled, infirm or elderly
  • Strong shoes
  • Food and drinking water
For emergency help in storms and floods call: 132-500