this page is how to prepare for cyclone aftermath.
And also what are the
important things to
remember right after the cyclone.
You should listen to your battery operated radio and not go out before it is
officially ok to do so.
Don't go anywhere near broken
power lines and don't go too close to the trees,
particularly if it's still windy - half broken branches may fall.
And always stay out of
any flood waters.
But apart from the
immediate aftermath, there are also the things that will not be back to
normal in your daily life straight away.
You most likely have no
power, at least if it was a strong enough cyclone.
If you live in the area where tropical cyclones hit, an important item in your
household is a generator.
As part of your cyclone preparation you should always make sure you
have enough fuel to run
it until the fuel stations reopen after the cyclone.
2. No Water
You most likely have no water, at least if it was
a strong enough cyclone. And even if the water is
back, it could be contaminated. As part
of your cyclone
preparation you should always fill
some drinking water containers, and also some other, larger containers (wheelie bin, bath) with water that can be
used for flushing the toilet.
3. No TV Signal
Your TV may not have a signal,
so you cannot watch TV news.
As a part
of your cyclone
preparation you should always make sure you have a battery operated radio
to listen to the news and any warnings.
have spare batteries.
4. No Landline
Phone or Internet
Phone lines may be broken
in which case ADSL internet will also not work.
Wireless internet and mobile phones are more likely to work.
5. In an extreme case your house may have lost its roof, or even got totally demolished.
As part of your cyclone preparation you should always make sure that you have all the
important phone numbers in your cyclone
kit. Apart from triple zero you
should have the numbers to SES (State Emergency Service), Main Roads
and Ergon Energy.
your house was damaged
or not you most likely
have some cleaning to do in the yard. There will be broken
branches and probably uprooted trees and other debris to clean up.
Whether you live in a cyclone affected area or not,it is always handy to own a chain
Chop the trees up and carry them out of your yard and place them in the street just in the front
of your yard - the council guys will come and pick them up.
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