The aftermath of a major weather disaster in Sydney and across New South Wales can be confusing when there is no way to be prepared for it
Across New South Wales, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology has issued severe thunderstorm warnings, a marine wind warning and hazardous surf warning. In addition, the State Emergency Service responded to more than 400 calls for assistance by Monday afternoon across the state as trees fell, cars were damaged and power lines went down.
The aftermath of a major weather disaster can be confusing when there is no way to be prepared for it. Here are a few key things to remember in the hours following a disaster that will help you manage the situation and not allow it to manage you.
Evaluate the Situation
See if anyone needs medical attention. Turn off gas and electricity, if possible. Check on neighbours and others nearby. If your home has been damaged, don’t re-enter unless you are sure it is safe or until it has been inspected.
Make sure you have Food and Shelter
Depending on the extent of the disaster, you may be able to stay with family or friends nearby. If you can stay in your home but have no power, you can cook BBQ.
Be Alert and Aware of Your Surroundings
Disasters leave a great deal of damage, so be on the lookout for downed power lines that may still be live. Floodwater not only carries bacteria, but can sweep away debris like logs that float unnoticed underwater and can damage property.
Water damage is caused by many sources such as heavy rain, burst pipes, blocked drains and inoperable sewage systems. Sewage Clean Ups must be treated as a priority and clean up must occur as soon as possible. If left unmediated, after 48 hours many personal belongings, furnishings and structural elements including flooring, walling and carpets will not be salvageable.
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