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WHAT TO DO IF A SEVERE STORM IS PENDING

(Content provided by: Department of Emergency Services, Queensland)

 

  

There are a number of simple things that you and your family can do to stay safe and protect your property.

What you should do:

Prepare an emergency kit containing:

 

When a severe storm approaches

What you should do:

 

Correct Potential Hazards Before a Disaster

(Content provided by: NCSU Extension Service)

 

 

During and right after a disaster, any household item that can move, fall, break, or cause a fire becomes a home hazard. To minimize possible danger, inspect your home now to find and correct potential hazards.

 

Identifying Hazards

Check for electrical hazards

 

Secure Items

Check items that can shift or fall

Plan how to escape from your home in the event of an emergency. Identify at least two exits from each room. Clear doors, hallways, and stairs of obstructions. Conduct emergency drills. Practice daytime and nighttime escapes, and pick a safe meeting place outside the home.

 

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