Safeguard against the multiple risks brought about by high winds, thunder and lightning.
The best way to avoid damage to your home during a storm is to make sure you’ve taken the necessary steps to prepare before the storm arrives.
There are some very simple preventative measures you can take to reduce the risk to your property. There are also a number of areas of your home you should maintain to reduce the risk to yourself and your neighbours.
Preparing for strong winds, thunder and lightning
- Check that your drain pipes and gutters are securely fixed and kept clear to allow rain water to flow away.
- Check that roof tiles and slates are secure and repair or replace any damaged slates as soon as possible.
- Store garden furniture, BBQs and trampolines in sheds, garages or indoors. If not possible, ensure that items are secured safely.
- Make sure gates and shed doors are locked or bolted shut.
- Ensure children and pets are safe indoors.
- Park cars close to buildings to avoid the risk of damage from debris and falling trees.
- Draw your blinds and stay away from window and doors to protect against shattered glass.
- Be prepared for loss of power with candles and/or torches. Your mobile phone is also a handy light source.
- After the storm passes check again for damage.
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