Be prepared:

  • Secure or store loose objects outside that could blow into windows
  • Close and fasten doors and windows securely
  • Park vehicles in a garage or well away from trees, buildings, walls and fences

During high winds:

  • Stay indoors as much as possible - don’t go outside to repair damage during a storm
  • Find shelter in a substantial, permanent, enclosed building
  • Slow down if driving on exposed routes, such as across bridges
  • Find alternative, less exposed routes if possible
  • Take particular care of side winds if driving a high-sided vehicle or if you’re towing another vehicle or container
  • Don’t touch electrical or phone cables that have blown down or are hanging loose