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Damaging winds is caused by deep depressions. A strong wind will be broadcast on your local radio stations when winds of more than 87km/h are expected over land. You can be better prepared to cope with an emergency plan for your home.
Listen to your radio for information.
Bring pets inside and move stock to shelter
Clear your property of loose materials that could blow about and possibly caused injury or damage during extreme winds.
Secure out door furniture and light weight garages.
Put tape across large windows to prevent them from shattering.
Boat owners should check and secure vessels.
Open a window on the side if the building away from the wind – this will relieve pressure from the roof.
Close the curtains to slow down flying glasses or other loose objects.
Stay away from doors and windows. If the wind becomes destructive, shelter further inside the house. Use a mattress for added protection.
Stay away metal and electrical fixtures.
Don’t walk around outside.
Don’t go driving unless absolutely necessary
Beware of “CALM EYE”. If the wind drops, don’t assume the cyclone is over: violent winds will soon resume from another directions. Wait for the official clear.
Avoid dangling and broken power lines. Report these to your local authority.
Contact your local council for advice about clearing debris.
If you are insured for cyclone, contact your insurance company if your house or building is severely damaged by the wind.