RACV launches severe weather resource
New severe weather page to help Victorians prepare for and protect property from storms, floods and fires.
As extreme weather events increasingly become a feature of Australian life, RACV has launched a new information resource with expert advice on staying safe and protecting your property if storms, floods and fires strike.
RACV general manager Home, Darren Turner, says the dedicated severe weather webpage brings together a wealth of resources and information from organisations including the Red Cross, Victorian Country Fire Authority and the Bureau of Meteorology in one easily accessible spot to help Victorians prepare for and protect themselves from the impacts of severe weather.
“Many people aren’t aware of the simple things they can do to try to avoid serious damage to their home and possessions, and RACV’s Severe Weather in Victoria hub provides advice on how to prepare for the worst.”
RACV is launching the webpage at a time when the Climate Council of Australia warns extreme weather events are becoming commonplace in Victoria and around Australia.
Darren says the fires that raged through East Gippsland and north-east Victoria last summer, and the severe storms that lashed the state in January causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage, serve as a sobering reminder about the importance of being prepared for, and knowing what to do when disaster strikes.