With cyclone and storm season upon us, it is important to stay informed of your local risk. If you can, check your local area disaster dashboard, sign up for BOM weather notifications and tune in to local radio ABC weather updates.
It’s also important to prepare your home, pack/check your emergency kit and if possible check on your neighbours if it is safe to do so. Here is some advice on what you can do if a cyclone, severe thunderstorm or floodwater is on the way, and what you should do generally to prepare for severe weather season.
What to do when a cyclone, severe thunderstorm or flood is on the way
House maintenance for severe weather season
Queensland is the most natural disaster impacted state in Australia, exposing our homes to repeated damage from devastating cyclones, floods and other disaster events such as bushfires. Make sure to check your insurance policy has enough cover for your home and contents.
Strengthen your home against extreme weather
Home maintenance is key to improving your home’s resilience. This might be as simple as tidying up around the yard, or you can think about resilient design and materials. Learn more about resilient building options by clicking here.
How to Guides
Bunnings' 'Do it Yourself' series has tips for preparing your home for extreme weather. There are some great options below or visit their website for more information by clicking here.