Storm season might have started a little earlier this year but it is not too late to check your building and property of any potential risks and hazards. Most common repairs after storms are flash flooding and damage from unsecured items – even in the CBD. The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted a longer and more intense storm season for 2020/2021 due to the arrival of La Nina1.
The effects of flash flooding can be greatly reduced by reporting any noticeable build up or blockages around council drains. Get your onsite handyman to check and clear out any on site drains and where possible, clean out and check the gutters. Secure all loose furniture or have a pack up plan in place for when a storm is approaching.
Brisbane City Council offers free early warning alerts for severe weather which can be received via email, SMS, recorded message or push notifications (on the free Weatherzone app). Click here for the Brisbane Early Warning Alert Service.
After severe weather, walk around and check for any property damage and check the integrity of outdoor items are still intact.
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