Prepare your house

One of the most important ways to protect your home against a cyclone is to keep it well maintained.

Guarding against corrosion, rotten timber, termites and loose fixings will help to keep your property safe.

Regular checks by qualified builders will also ensure critical areas of your home – such as roofs, doors, windows and garage doors – are structurally sound.

It is also important to ensure that your yard is clear before the cyclone hits. Everyday items in your backyard will turn into missiles once strong winds commence; this can jeopardise the integrity of your home as a shelter. It is important to clear loose items, securely tie down boats, caravans and other light structures. You can also sink items in your swimming pool.

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