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Things to do for storm season

By johnboy - 23 September 2010 8

The powers that be are unusually concerned about the forecast for storms over the next couple of months.

Today Simon Corbell is announcing a campaign enouraging you to be safe:

The campaign will feature advice on things Canberra householders can do to prepare their homes including:

— Clear your gutters;
— Secure loose roof tiles;
— Trim overhanging tree branches;
— Store unsecured outdoor furniture;
— Shelter vehicles under cover or away from trees; and
— Get your insurance up-to-date.

“While a storm is passing through, try to stay indoors if possible and away from windows, If you’re driving, put on your hazard lights and pull over to the side of the road, avoiding things like streams, trees and power lines. And if you happen to be caught outdoors, try to find some emergency shelter, but make sure it’s not under a tree,” Mr Corbell said.

Aside from a cave what other forms of non-tree outdoors emergency shelter are there?

What’s Your opinion?


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8 Responses to
Things to do for storm season
Skidbladnir 8:22 pm 23 Sep 10

johnboy said :

Yes but once inside a building one is indoors surely?

Depends.
Does it have doors?
Otherwise you might just be ‘under something’.

p1 6:36 pm 23 Sep 10

johnboy said :

Yes but once inside a building one is indoors surely?

True, but also once someone is indoors, they are no longer needing to seek shelter.

johnboy 5:44 pm 23 Sep 10

Yes but once inside a building one is indoors surely?

arescarti42 5:07 pm 23 Sep 10

Aside from a cave what other forms of non-tree outdoors emergency shelter are there?

…..buildings are located outdoors. Also, considering that Canberra is a city, there are quite a lot of buildings inside which people could seek emergency shelter.

Holden Caulfield 3:39 pm 23 Sep 10

– Make sure Salary Cap is in order.

p1 3:28 pm 23 Sep 10

Thumper said :

abandoned nuclear facility?

The only one I know of around these parts wouldn’t be much shelter in a storm.

Thumper 3:14 pm 23 Sep 10

abandoned nuclear facility?

p1 3:01 pm 23 Sep 10

Wombat hole? Abandoned car? Action Bus Stop (but not one of the new billboard type ones which don’t supply shelter)…

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