DFES SES offers these tips for people preparing their homes:
· Trim tree branches and dispose of debris
· Secure outdoor furniture and loose material that could be blown around by extreme winds
· Put cyclone shutters or screens in place to protect windows and external doors
· Place boats, caravans and vehicles in sheds or secure them with correct cyclone tie down procedures
· Check your emergency kit which should include a first aid kit, torch, battery operated portable radio, spare batteries, water bottles, non-perishable food, a portable cooking device and special needs for pets
· Prepare a plan for your family on what to do if a cyclone approaches