Weather safe

Storms can bring with them the combined dangers of strong winds, thunder and lightening.

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Strong Winds

 Prevention is always better than cure, so check for loose roof tiles and problems in advance to have repairs made in time. After a storm passes check again for damage.

For Your Home:

  • Put away garden furniture and loose items
  • Secure gates and shed doors.
  • Bring children and pets indoors
  • Park cars close to buildings
  • Draw blinds on windows to protect against shattered glass
  • Prepare for possible loss of utilities by making sure you have candles and/or torches
  • In a blackout your mobile phone can provide a light source
  • After the storm passes check again for damage

Thunder & Lightening

 For Your Home:

  • Unplug electrical goods except for lights
  • Electrical storms can be frightening, especially to children and pets. Keeping calm will reassure them and allow you to better deal with the situation.
  • Draw the blinds on windows
  • Prepare for possible loss of utilities by making sure you have candles and/or torches
  • In a blackout your mobile phone can provide a light source
  • Stay away from windows and doors