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Keeping your property safe before a storm

Keeping your property safe before a storm

With winter storm season in full swing, Civil Defence has provided a check-list to help us keep safe while the storms rage outside: Develop a Household Emergency Plan. Assemble and maintain your Emergency Survival Items for your home as well as a portable getaway kit. Prepare your property for high winds. Secure large heavy objects or remove any item which can become a deadly or damaging missile. Get your roof checked regularly to make sure it is secure. List items that may need to be secured or moved indoors when strong winds are forecast. Keep materials at hand for repairing windows, such as tarpaulins, boards and duct tape. If you are renovating or building, make sure all work complies with the New Zealand building code which has specific standards to minimise storm damage. If farming, know which paddocks are safe to move livestock away from floodwaters, landslides and power lines. Stay informed on weather updates. Listen to your local radio stations where ...

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