Friday, 18 August 2017

Windy August !

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With Windy weather it is imperative to monitor and prepare for dangers. Falling branches become deadly with extreme wind force. Just as with high fire temperature risks extreme wind can be deadly, 




A few standard safety precautions for high wind days are:

1.Bring items that can be blown away or cause damage inside, store in you garage or storage room.

2.Tie down or remove from and around your home loose metal parts that can cause damage or harm.

3.If you know there are high winds forecast get a tree specialist to trim down branches hanging over the roof that can damage your home.

4. If a thunderstorm is also forecast make sure your gutters are clean to move water away from  your home. Get a Gutter Guard specialist to clean around your gutters.

5.Stay indoors and don't drive in high dangerous wind unless you must.

6.If you know that thunderstorms are going to be accompanying high winds make sure you have gas for bbq and candles the incase of a blackout.

7.Know your plan in an emergency write down your emergency numbers.

8.Make sure all cell phones are fully charged.

9.If you are on acreage buy a small generator to keep the fridge/freezer going.

NSW is also experiencing a very dry spell, even though it is cold there is a very real Fire Danger, so making sure your gutters are cleaned by a professional, this is very important for resisting ember attack.