Have you signed up for your early storm warning go to brisbane city council ( click on the link)
Following on from our storm preparation blog, I thought it would be good to give you some idea of what to do during the storm.
If you see a storm warning on the T.V or perhaps you have been sent a storm alert SMS from Brisbane City Council what do you do next?
Our friends at Westside News had some great hints:
AS THE STORM APPROACHES:
Have your mobile phone close by and fully charged
Listen to a local radio station for updated information
Disconnect all electrical appliances
Ensure all vehicles are under cover
Take shelter and secure all pets and animals
WHEN THE STORM HITS
Keep away from window
Remain in the strongest part of the house, which is usually the bathroom or basement
If you are outdoors, find shelter and do not stand under trees
Listen to your portable radio for storm updates
If driving, stop clear of trees, power lines and creeks
Avoid using the telephones during the storm
AFTER THE STORM PASSES
Listen to the local radio station for further warnings and advice
Call OOO (triple zero) – for life threatening emergencies
Call the State Emergency Service on 132500 for temporary roof repairs or sandbagging
If you don’t need help, check to see if your neighbours do
Check your home for damage
Stay away from fallen power lines
Beware of damaged buildings, trees and flooded watercourses
Be available to help neighbours if required
To report power interruptions, or fallen power lines, call Energex on 136262
KEY TOOLS TO TRACK THUNDERSTORMS
Australia is a beautiful and amazing country, our weather can be quite extreme. As any Australian will tell you in the middle of a long drought, don’t worry this will all end with a flood and after flood season there will be fires. We all choose to live in this beautiful country and as part of that we have to live through the seasons as they come.
Being prepared, with knowledge and a plan will make this summer storm season easier for your whole family.
The Joy Girls