Tips to help prepare your home for an increased risk of bushfire this summer
With warmer weather already here, RACV has provided bushfire preparation advice and a series of safety tips for Victorians to help prepare their homes for the increased risk of bushfire this summer.
The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has declared an El Niño weather pattern is active over the Pacific Ocean for the first time in eight years. An El Niño weather pattern will mean reduced rainfall and warmer temperatures, which may increase the risk of bushfires during summer.
Victoria is one of the most fire-prone areas in the world, and bushfires are just part of our lives. The tragedy of the 2019-2020 ‘Black Summer’ bushfires is still very recent. You do not have to live right near the bush to be at risk, so it’s important to heed all warnings and updates from relevant authorities.