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Emergency Kit: What to do to Prepare for a Cyclone

Being prepared for an emergency is the best way to stay safe - and here is key information for cyclone survival, including weather and emer...

Being prepared for an emergency is the best way to stay safe - and here is key information for cyclone survival, including weather and emergency services. 

Prepare your cyclone kit with all the following items. Make a note of the location of any item not in your kit.
  • Battery-operated radio (with spare batteries)
  • Torch (with spare batteries)
  • Strong shoes, gumboots, leather gloves and overalls
  • First aid kit and medications you need
  • A change of clothes, toiletry and sanitary supplies
  • Special needs for infants, the aged and people with disabilities
  • Water in sealed containers - ten litres per person (for three days)
  • Three days supply of canned food (plus can opener and utensils)
    Cyclone Preparation 
  • Prepare your home
  • Check the condition of your roof and repair any loose tiles, eaves or roof screws.
  • Ensure windows are fitted with shutters or metal screens.
  • Trim any branches overhanging your house and clear gutters of leaves and debris.
  • Stay updated on the latest cyclone information by following local media or other sources of trustworthy information
  • Decide how you will look after your pets if you cannot take them with you.
If you hear a watch or a warning you should
  • Check that your Emergency Survival Kit is complete and easily accessible
  • Check that your neighbours are aware that a cyclone watch or warning has been issued
  • Clear your property of all loose items. This means bringing outdoor furniture, children’s toys and gardening equipment inside or under cover
  • Secure any boats and move all vehicles and bicycles under cover
  • Fill buckets and bath with water in case water supply becomes restricted 
  • Have your emergency survival/evacuation kit on hand.
During cyclone 

If a cyclone is approaching and an official evacuation order has not been issued, you may decide to shelter in your home until the cyclone has passed through. If you decide to shelter at home:
  • Turn off all electricity, gas and water and unplug all appliances
  • Keep your Emergency Kit close at hand
  • Bring your family into the strongest part of the house
  • If updates are available via radio, keep listening for the latest information and remain indoors until advised
  • If the building begins to break up, immediately seek shelter under a strong table or bench or under a heavy mattress
  • Beware the calm eye of the cyclone. Some people venture outdoors during the eye of the cyclone, mistakenly believing that the cyclone has passed. Stay inside until you have received official advice that it is safe to go outside.
  • Comfort children.
If you are driving when a cyclone hits, immediately park in an area that is clear of trees, powerlines and water courses and stay inside your car. - Online Sources 

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