8 Tips for Preparing for a Cyclone. Be Cyclone Safe!

In meteorology, a cyclone is a large scale air mass that rotates around strong centres of low pressure. This is usually characterised by inward spiralling winds that rotate counterclockwise. The damage created from cyclones can be substantial.

Tropical cyclones can pose a serious threat to homes, businesses, property and human lives in WA. It is essential that you are prepared if a cyclone hits.

The Australian Government Website Bureau of Meteorology provide a list of cycle warning services: http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/about/warnings/

Please find some important thins you need to do when preparing for a cyclone.

  1. Check your home - Check your home is built to withstand cyclones. You can often ask your Local Authority or Council for advice.
  2. Make sure that there are no loose fixings or fixtures on your home.
  3. Cut back trees or greenery that could blow onto house or cause damage.
  4. Fit shutters or shielding to prevent glass being broken is a storm.
  5. Familiarise yourself with safe areas or emergency evacuation centres. Prepare an emergency exit route.
  6. Keep a list of emergency phone contacts.
  7. Check up on your neighbours, especially people who are new to the area and may have not experienced this type of weather before.
  8. Prepare an emergency kit containing: portable battery radio, torch withs batteries; water containers, dried or canned food, can opener; matches, fuel lamp, portable stove, cooking gear, eating utensils; and a first aid kit and manual, masking tape for windows and waterproof bags.

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