Thursday, January 27, 2011

Have you got your cyclone kit ready?

Here's hoping that modelling is incorrect, and that you have your cyclone kit ready... just in case...

This is for Townsville area Sunday evening.

Right-click and open the images in a larger screen view if you want to look at the data closely.

This is for Friday just south of Rockhampton.

Let's keep our fingers crossed and hope it all just goes away.

At the very least, you should have in your kit:

- at least 4 litres of water per person per day
- couple of good torches and a plentiful supply of batteries (not the rechargable ones in case power goes out)
- fully charged mobile phone
- at least $100 in cash in case the power goes out and ATMs and Eftpos is down, too
- at least 5 days of tinned meals for everyone
- long life milk
- staples like flour for damper/bread
- a full gas bottle for the bbq
- matches or bbq lighter
- change of clean clothes for at least 4 days
- full tank of fuel in your car
- emergency plan for in case of evacuation
- the phone numbers of your local SES, fire station, police station, power company etc
- plenty of pet or stock food and necessary leads/halters etc in case you have to take them with you or secure them

There are plenty of sites that list what you should store in your kit.  Everyone's needs can be different so work it out based on the basics.

Good luck!

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