Before a storm

Before a storm:

  • 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
  • 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.