Queensland’s storm season typically spans from November to March, with the occasional outliers before and after this period. During these months, the state experiences a combination of weather patterns that can result in severe storms and heavy rainfall. The primary factors contributing to storm season in Queensland include tropical cyclones, monsoonal troughs and thunderstorms.
Storm Season Checklist
Given the unpredictable nature of Queensland’s storm season, taking proactive steps to prepare is crucial. Here are some measures you can implement to ensure the safety and resilience of your home and family:
Schedule a professional roof inspection. Check for loose or damaged tiles, shingles, or roofing materials. Ensure your roof is in excellent condition to withstand heavy rain and wind.
Clear Gutters and Drains
Ensure that gutters and drains are free from debris, leaves, and dirt. This prevents water from backing up and causing leaks or flooding.
Secure Outdoor Items
Secure outdoor furniture, equipment, and loose objects in your yard. Strong winds can turn these items into projectiles that may damage your home or injure someone.
Trim Trees and Branches
Trim overhanging branches and trees that could potentially fall on your house during a storm.
Prepare an emergency kit with essential supplies such as non-perishable food, water, flashlights, batteries, a first-aid kit, and important documents. Ensure your family knows where the kit is located.
Establish a communication plan with your family. Ensure everyone knows how to contact each other in case of separation during a storm.
Secure Windows and Doors
Reinforce windows and doors with storm shutters or impact-resistant materials. This can help protect your home from flying debris and water intrusion.
Review Insurance Policies
Review your home and flood insurance policies to understand what is covered in the event of storm damage. Consider any necessary adjustments to your coverage.
If you live in a flood-prone area or an area prone to storm surges, have an evacuation plan in place. Know your local evacuation routes and shelters.
Stay informed about weather conditions by monitoring local news and weather forecasts. Pay attention to any warnings or alerts issued by authorities.
Take these steps before the storm season arrives to ensure that your home and loved ones are protected.
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