During a storm:

  • Stay inside and keep away from windows.
  • Listen to your local radio for updates.

If you’re outdoors:

  • Find safe shelter – away from trees, powerlines and metal structures.

If you’re indoors:

  • Check that neighbours know about the warnings and are prepared.
  • Test batteries in radios and torches.
  • Power blackouts can occur during storms. Turn off and unplug all non-essential electrical items.
  • If there is a blackout, use a torch instead of candles.

If you’re driving:

  • Be alert and watch for hazards: powerlines, fast-flowing water, washed away roads or bridges, tree branches and roofing iron.
  • Slow down, drive to the conditions and keep your headlights on.