1. No Power
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.
And do 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.
Whether 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 saw.
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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