NSW State Emergency Service | NSW SES

Skip Navigation LinksSES Homepage > Community Safety > Tropical Cyclones > Preparing your Property for Cyclones

Preparing Your Property For Cyclones

Following are simple actions you can undertake to prepare yourself, your home and your business for tropical cyclones.

Preparing prior to the tropical cyclone season can minimise damage to your property and save you time in an emergency. These actions will also help prepare your property from severe storms and even bushfires. You can prepare prior to the tropical cyclone season by:

  • Trimming overhanging trees and branches around your property
  • Fitting shutters or metal screens to glass areas
  • Clearing away loose items in your yard or on your balcony
  • Clearing leaves and other debris from gutters and downpipes
  • Checking that the walls, eaves and roof are secure and in good repair
  • Preparing a Home Emergency Kit

Prior to the cyclone season you should identify the strongest part of your property to move to should a cyclone occur in your area. You should also find out if your property is prone to flash or riverine flooding or storm surge.

More detailed information on preparing for tropical cyclones can be found on the Bureau of Meteorology website: Surviving Cyclones: Preparation and Safety.

Bookmark and Share Print this page

Current Information

All Clear for properties in Lachlan St Hillston

4:39PM AEST / 5 December 2016

The NSW SES has issued the All Clear for 17 properties in Lachlan St Hillston....

Read more

International Volunteer Day 2016

10:50AM AEST / 5 December 2016

December 5th is United Nations International Volunteer Day (IVD), recognising volunteers globally and celebrating the invaluable contribution and difference volunteers make to their communities across the world.


Read more

There's a role for everyone

11:18AM AEST / 2 December 2016

The 3rd December is International Day of people with Disability (IDPwD) where we recognise the wonderful contribution people with disability make to our community.


Read more

View all news »