Storm season is upon us so it’s a timely reminder to check that your insurance cover is up to date and to take some simple steps to keep your home and business premises safe and minimise the risk of damage as much as possible.

Here are some tips to make sure you’re prepared:

Prepare your home and business premises before storms:

  • Maintain your yard, balcony and areas surrounding the building.
  • Clean your gutters, downpipes and drains.
  • Trim trees and branches.
  • Keep your roof in good condition.

Prepare an emergency kit with these suggested items:

  • a portable battery operated radio and torch with fresh or spare batteries and bulb 
  • a list of local radio stations for emergency information
  • candles with waterproof matches or a gas lantern
  • reasonable stocks of fresh water and tinned or dried food
  • a first aid kit and basic first aid knowledge
  • good supplies of essential medication
  • strong shoes and rubber gloves
  • a waterproof bag for clothing and valuables – put valuables and certificates in the bag and put the bag in a safe place
  • a list of your emergency contact numbers 
  • a car charger for your mobile phone


  • check your house and business premises for damage
  • stay away from fallen powerlines. Report all fallen powerlines to Energex on 13 19 62
  • beware of damaged buildings, trees and flooded watercourses
  • be available to help neighbours if required.

To report power interruptions, phone Energex on 13 62 62.

Give us a call on 07 5409 4600 to speak with one of our expert team and make sure your policies are up to date and you’re adequately covered.