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Be Prepared

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Keep your overflow relief gully (ORG) clean and clear. Better for sewage to overflow in your garden, not in your home.

Power fluctuations can damage expensive electrical gear. Shield it with surge protectors or unplug it from the wall.

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The sewage system is for... sewage.

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Don't let storm water flood the sewers and cause sewage backflows. Check downpipes are not draining into the ORG or sewer. This is illegal.

GENERATORS belong OUTSIDE where toxic fumes are harmless. Make sure a licenced electrician installs an isolating switch if plugging-in a generator at home.

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falling branches damage powerlines causing power interruptions. TRIM your trees, but if they’re near powerlines, call 1800 245 090 for advice.

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For more information visit our cyclones, storms and floods page