Storm damage, Cockburn SES responds

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Two teams from Cockburn SES have worked through the night responding to 21 requests for assistance. All were water related, flooding, blocked gutters and some roof issues.
Thanks to the employers and families supporting our volunteers so they can help our community.

We have more teams ready to go. If you need assistance dial 132500.
Stay safe on the roads and exercise caution.

City of Cockburn, let’s get ready.

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With some wild weather on the way, City of Cockburn, let’s get ready.

What can you do now to prepare?
*Talk about a emergency plan with contingencies for storm or floods (write it down even better!)
– what do you need to organise, documents? valuables? insurance?
– what if you’re not home?
– have your pets been considered?
*Pack your evacuation kits
*Discuss safe behaviours in floods (don’t drive through flooded roads or let kids play in flood water)

**All of your actions to get prepared can really help for when the event arrives.

**The more you practice, the better chance you have of responding well in a stressful situation under pressure = resilience.

Cooking up a storm at Bunnings!

Our crew are at Bunnings Cockburn Central today as Bunnings cook up a storm (no pun intended) in their annual sausage sizzle to fundraise for volunteer emergency services in the City of Cockburn!!! Thank you Bunnings and if you’re near by today,please pop in, get a yummy sausage sizzle and say hi!

Alan, Alex and Kylie are there and can answer any emergency preparedness questions you have!

Here’s our display taken earlier this morning

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Storm Season Preparedness

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Storm Season Preparedness

With one storm already so early in the season its time to continue ensuring we’re prepared with regular maintenance throughout the season ahead.

DFES’s State Emergency Service (SES) has these tips to help you and your family prepare before the season:

  • Trim branches around your home to prevent them falling on your roof or car and hire a contractor to clear trees from powerlines
  • Check your roof and gutters for damage or loose material. Replace any damaged or missing tiles
  • Clear gutters and downpipes of leaves and blockages so they don’t over flow after heavy rain
  • Store or weigh down loose objects around your home like outdoor furniture, playground equipment and sheds
  • Prepare an emergency kit with a portable battery operated radio, torch, spare batteries and a first aid kit
  • Be aware that after a bad storm services such as power, telephones lines, water, sewerage and gas may not work
  • Prepare an emergency kit and an emergency plan including a relocation plan in case your home becomes flooded after heavy rain or flash flooding:
    • Consider what you will do with your pets (see animal welfare)
    • Know how to turn off your gas, electricity and water supplies
  • Display a list of emergency phone numbers
  • Keep up to date with the latest information before, during and after a storm:
    • Visit the alerts page on the DFES website
    • For the latest weather information visit www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 213
    • Monitor the radio, television or internet
  • Check you have adequate home and content insurance. Regularly review your cover to take into consideration renovations, fixtures and additions such as swimming pools, sheds, gazebos or new appliances