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Get ready for Brisbane storm season

by Kate Watt, Marketing Manager 8 November 2018

Brisbane residents know that as soon as the weather starts to warm up, storm season is not far away. We’re used to wild weather in the so-called sunshine state, but it’s important to ensure your home is ready to withstand whatever Mother Nature has in store for us.

Brisbane City Council offers a range of tips for homeowners to be ready for summer.

  • Trim tree branches so they’re well clear of your house
  • Clear your home’s gutters, down pipes and stormwater drains
  • If you have large trees near your home, it’s best to get them checked by a qualified arborist
  • Understand your property’s risk of flooding. During severe weather events, council provide sandbags from a number of locations – make sure you know where to go to get them.
  • As a storm approaches, secure loose items in your yard, such as furniture or toys.
  • Prepare an emergency kit. It should include bottled water, a first aid kit, a torch with extra batteries, a battery-powered radio, copies of your home insurance and other important documents and any special care items needed for elderly family members.
  • Don’t forget your pets! Include pet food in your emergency kit and make sure your dog is registered and microchipped. If you can, bring your pooch inside during a storm, as they can get frightened and run away.
  • After the storm, stay away from fallen power lines. Report them to Energex on 13 19 62.
  • In the event of an emergency, dial 000. If your home is damaged during a storm, contact the State Emergency Service (SES) on 13 25 00.

Stay safe this summer! If you’ve got any questions about buying, selling or renting, contact our team today. We have the answers you’re looking for!