Plan ahead to ensure your home is ready for severe storms.
An unusual heatwave is sweeping south-east Queensland, putting pressure on Queensland's power grid and prompting severe storm warnings from the Bureau of Meteorology.
Queenslanders should prepare now to ensure they are in the best position to deal with extreme weather events.
It’s important to check the condition of your household before storms hit. Get the roof checked by a professional to make sure there are no cracks in the tiles, clean out your gutters and clear out excess plants and debris from your gardens. Ensure your home and contents insurance policy is up-to-date and includes new household items such as a new engagement ring, TV or lounge.
Before the storm hits, turn off and unplug unnecessary devices to reduce energy consumption.
Bring any outdoor furniture inside so that it doesn’t get damaged or blown away in heavy winds.
Park your car undercover to avoid damage from falling tree branches or hail. If you don’t have access to undercover parking, a thick blanket can help to protect the windscreen. Remember to never park under a tree during a storm and never drive through floodwater.
Thunder, lightning and loud wind can be extremely distressing for pets so ensure they are safely inside. Follow these tips from the Animal Welfare League to keep your pates safe and calm.
Members can check their coverage by logging in to My RACQ and accessing their policy information and insurance disclosure documents
The information and documents will tell you what events and damages you are covered for, your insured amounts and any limits, conditions or excesses that apply.
Access your policy details by following these steps:
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RACQ insurance holders can save time by logging a claim online. Find out more about the claims process.
The information in this article has been prepared for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal advice or specific advice to any particular person. Any advice contained in the document is general advice, not intended as legal advice or professional advice and does not take into account any person’s particular circumstances. Before acting on anything based on this advice you should consider its appropriateness to you, having regard to your objectives and needs.