Bray streeet ses crew Susie Moore, Terry Griffis, Derek Griffis 03 FEBRUARY 2015 Photo Trevor Veale / Coffs Coast Advocate
Bray streeet ses crew Susie Moore, Terry Griffis, Derek Griffis 03 FEBRUARY 2015 Photo Trevor Veale / Coffs Coast Advocate Trevor Veale

SES warns to get your home ready for storms

STORM season is again upon us and the State Emergency Service is reminding locals to be storm safe.

Corindi-Woolgoolga SES unit controller, Paul Maher said there were simple things you could do to prepare your home for a storm.

"Most of it comes down to common sense.

"Store or tie down any items around the house that could blow away in strong winds," Mr Maher said.

"This could be outdoor furniture or a trampoline.

"Also, keep up maintenance by clearing gutters and trimming trees that could fall on your home."

Mr Maher said it was a good idea to keep a couple of days' worth of supplies in the house for use in an emergency.

"The other most important thing we tell people is, if it does flood, not to ride, walk or drive through floodwaters.

"These waters are often deeper and faster-moving than people expect and they can get caught.

"If you need help in a flood or storm emergency, phone us on 132500."

Local radio stations will broadcast information on flooding, road closures and evacuations in the event of an emergency.

Now is also a good time to check your home insurance policy is adequate.



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