Be Cyclone prepared this summer with the Trax2 Essential Cyclone Survival Kit and Checklist…
As Tropical Cyclones are regular storms in the Australian summer months, from November to April.
Cyclones are dangerous and don’t just effect the Cassowary Coast but also all of the coastal areas of Queensland down to and over the New South Wales border.
Cyclones also develop in all of the coastal regions of Northern Territory and in the northern coastal regions of Western Australia all the way down to Perth.
So this essential Cyclone Survival Kit and Checklist will have you all prepared…
But first do you know the difference between Cyclone Typhoon Hurricane?
There is none, they are all the same tropical cyclones, they just use these distinctive names for storms that appear in different parts of the world. See details below
Cyclone Survival Kit and Checklist below…
- Before the cyclone season, check with your local council if your home has been built to cyclone standards.
- Check that the walls, roof and eaves of your home are secure.
- Trim treetops and branches well clear of your home (get council permission).
- Fit shutters, or at least metal screens, to all glass areas.
- Clear your property of loose material that could blow about and possibly cause injury or damage during extreme winds.
- In case of a storm warning or other flooding, know your nearest safe high ground and the safest access route to it.
- Prepare an emergency kit to take with you and keep a list of emergency numbers on display.
- When a cyclone watch is issued, fill your car’s fuel tank. Ensure that your family members know which is the strongest part of your house.
- Listen continuously to your local radio/TV for further warnings.
- When the cyclone strikes, disconnect all electrical appliances. Listen to your battery radio for updates.
- Stay indoors (unless you are asked to evacuate) in the strongest part of the building, i.e. cellar, internal hallway or bathroom. Keep evacuation and emergency kits with you.
- Protect yourself with mattresses, rugs or blankets under a strong table or bench if the building starts to break up.
- Drive carefully as roads may be filled with debris.
Cyclone Survival Kit
- A portable battery radio (wind-up or solar-powered radio), waterproof torch and spare batteries, candles with waterproof matches or glow sticks
- Water containers, dried or canned food, or long-life food to last three days, include a can opener and utensils
- Drinking water (consider having 10 litres per person to last three days)
- Matches, fuel lamp, portable stove, cooking gear, eating utensils
- A first aid kit and manual, masking tape for windows and waterproof bags
- Toiletries including soap, handwash gels, alcohol wipes, toilet paper, tissues, toothpaste and sanitary items
- Waterproof bags for valuable items and documents
- Copies of essential documents such as prescriptions and insurance details or a USB stick with scanned copies
- Your written bush fire, cyclone, flood or emergency survival plan, including contact numbers of family or neighbors
- Items of protective clothing suitable for likely emergencies in your area such as long-sleeved natural-fibre shirts for bushfire areas, protective footwear or rubber boots in flood areas.
- Cash and a phone card