Sydney Storm: 18 Essential Home Safety & Security Tips

Sydney Storm: 18 Essential Home Safety & Security Tips

Natural disasters, such as the storms that wrecked havoc in Sydney recently, can greatly impact your home, property and lifestyle. Large storms can be devastating. They can ruin homes and damage entire neighbours. We saw the beach front homes in Collaroy NSW get hammered by the weather and large sea swell. Home’s throughout Sydney’s Northern Beaches and beyond have been left damage, with some in danger of collapsing. So what can you do after a severe storm to make sure your home and family are safe and secure? Home Safety Tips After A Sydney Storm The first thing you should do after severe weather is to make sure you protect yourself from damaged buildings and debris. When you are assessing the damage on your property wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt and covered shoes. If you need emergency assistance, call the local State Emergency Service. The NSW SES can be contacted on 132 500. If you are returning home after a natural disaster, turn all electricity and gas off before going inside. Use a torch to examine the building instead of a candle or cigarette lighter. Only turn the gas and electricity on only if you are certain there are no gas leaks or danger from electricity. When walking around your neighbourhood, beware of fallen power lines, damaged trees and flooded creeks. If you discover fallen power lines, keep yourself and your family away and call Ausgrid emergency services on 13 13 88. Has your property experience flash-flooding? If so remove any access water you can and mop soaked carpets. Be sure to clean and disinfect all wet areas. Flood...