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Each Monday for the month of May we will be posting tips on our website and Instagram, information on how you can be prepared for a STORM.


Questions to consider:

  • Is your home prepared for a storm?

  • What’s your emergency plan?

  • What do you do during a storm?

  • What do you do after a storm?

Know the storm alerts and warnings


You need to start preparing for a storm.


You need to prepare now for a storm.


Stay indoors as severe weather is less than 6 hours away.


The severe weather has passed.

Be Storm Ready is a message supported by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) and the Shire of Dumbleyung to increase the resilience to storm risk in our community because, during a storm, emergency services may not be available to protect every home. This means residents and homeowners need to be responsible for their own safety.

Essential Information in Case of a Storm

  • Call 000 if you are in immediate danger or worried about someone's safety.

  • The State Emergency Services (SES) can assist in preparations to your home is you are unable to and after a storm if there are damages to your property.

  • Monitor conditions. Useful websites include:

Where to Begin a Storm Smart Plan

  • Download the 'Storm Smart Brochure' from Prepare for a storm (

  • Use DFES resources to help you prepare your plan.

  • Sit down with pen and paper and write a clear Storm Plan.

  • Meet your neighbours and develop support networks.

How to Become Storm Ready?

  • Learn how to prepare and protect your family and property from a storm.​​

  • Develop a Storm Plan.

  • Have a Emergency Kit.

  • Learn about storm warnings and alerts.

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Photo by: Ylana Bairstow 2021
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