With cyclone season set to begin in North Queensland on November 1, now is the time to make sure you’re prepared not just for your family, but for your investment properties as well.
This is a great time to take care of any maintenance issues in your property that could become a bigger problem during extreme weather. Loose tiles, broken eaves or fences, amongst other things, could become an issue in strong winds, so it’s important to get them fixed.
Loose debris or overgrown trees and plants could cause damage during a weather event, while gutters and drainpipes clogged with leaves can prevent drainage from heavy rain. Yard maintenance and a thorough clean-up are jobs that don’t need to wait until a cyclone is on its way!
If Townsville is at risk of being hit by a cyclone, your property might need some extra measures like sandbags or window taping. Have a list of what you’ll need in the event of a cyclone ready to go. You should also make sure that your insurances are all in order and that you know what you’re covered for and what you’ll need to have ready for a claim.
The Bureau of Meteorology website is the best source for weather updates throughout Cyclone Season. Townsville Rentals has a Crisis Management Plan ready to go in the event of a cyclone and will inspect all properties as soon as practically possible once the severe weather has cleared.
Click here for more information and to start planning: https://getready.qld.gov.au/natural-disasters/cyclones/