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Are you protected in the event of a storm?

As we settle into winter, it’s essential to ensure your home is protected against storms. With the right preparations, you can safeguard your property and keep your loved ones safe. Here are some key tips to help you prepare:

  • Assemble a well-stocked emergency kit that includes essential supplies such as non-perishable food, water, torches, batteries, a first aid kit, blankets, a portable radio and any necessary medications. Keep the kit easily accessible in case of power outages or evacuation.
  • Strong winds during a storm can turn outdoor objects into dangerous projectiles. Bring in or secure loose items such as patio furniture, umbrellas, gardening tools, and toys. Consider trimming tree branches that are close to your home.
  • Before a storm arrives, clear your gutters and drains of any debris. This will prevent water from backing up and causing potential water damage to your home. Regular maintenance is essential to keep them functioning properly.
  • Consider investing in a backup power supply, such as a generator or uninterruptible power supply (UPS). This will help to keep essential appliances running during a power outage, ensuring you have access to lights, refrigeration, and communication devices.
  • Familiarise yourself with the location and operation of the shut-off valves for water, gas, and electricity in your home. In the event of an emergency, you may need to shut off these utilities to prevent further damage or hazards.
  • Ensure your roof is in good condition and reinforce it if necessary. Inspect for loose or damaged tiles and replace them promptly.
  • Stay informed about weather updates and warnings in your area. Sign up for emergency alerts or use weather apps to receive timely information. Develop an evacuation plan and discuss it with your family, including designated meeting points and emergency contacts.

Remember, storm preparation is crucial, but it’s equally important to follow local authorities’ instructions and evacuate if necessary. Stay safe and take appropriate measures to protect yourself and your home during severe weather events. 


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