At Vero, we understand how devastating cyclones can be.
 

That’s why we strive to bring you the latest information, resources and advice – especially any critical actions you should take. We’re committed to supporting you every step of the way – before, during and after a cyclone. 

 

When you need to prepare for a cyclone, Vero is here  

 

The highly destructive nature of cyclones can cause catastrophic winds, heavy rainfall and storm surges that can lead to severe flooding.

In Australia, the cyclone season officially runs from November to April each year. So it’s vital that you keep prepared to help ensure the safety of you, your family and your employees this season.

Here are some practical tips to help you reduce your risk. And remember if you need any assistance – Vero is here. 

 

  • If you haven’t already, prepare an emergency kit and keep it handy (this can include things like first aid supplies, torch, battery operated radio, important documents and medicines)
  • Identify where and how to turn off the mains supply for power, gas and water
  • Make sure the property has clear and easy access for emergency services
  • Develop an evacuation plan and confirm the roles and responsibilities with your family and employees
  • Regularly check the condition of your property’s roof and arrange the repair of any loose tiles, eaves or roof screws
  • Fit windows with shutters or metal screens.

 

At the onset of a cyclone

Please only take action if it’s safe to do so. If you need any further guidance, please contact us. For emergencies, please call 000.

 

  • Use local alerts and warning systems to stay up to date with expert information and advice
  • If a warning is issued for your area, ensure your mobile battery is full and you have a full tank of fuel
  • If it’s safe to do so, move your vehicle undercover and secure any outdoor furniture as well as any other loose items
  • Fill buckets, sinks and baths with water in case water supply becomes restricted
  • Tape or board windows to reduce the risk of flying broken glass
  • Gather everyone safely indoors, including any pets
  • Once inside, stay away from doors, windows and exterior walls
  • Turn off all electricity, gas and water, and unplug all appliances

 

Useful links and contacts

 

State Emergency Services (SES) information

www.bom.gov.au

http://www.skyweather.com.au/national

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/