Did you know TIO offers a free alert service to notify you when severe weather is headed your way?
You can sign up for email or text message alerts that are tailored to your postcode.
They are designed to ensure you’re prepared before severe weather events hit, giving you adequate time to clean up outside, or bring in the washing.
In the Territory, it is not uncommon for offenders to enter homes in order to steal car keys. It has been reported by the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council that often there is someone at home.* 95 per cent of the time victims are unaware someone has entered their house.
This is why it’s so important to lock your door - even when you’re at home, and don’t leave your car keys in an easily accessible and obvious place.
Don’t make yourself an easy target for thieves.
Your humble home might be stronger than you think
If your house was built after Cyclone Tracy, it should have been built to the building codes that came in straight after.
That means it should be able to withstand wind speeds of between 225 and 279 kilometres an hour – the strength of a midrange Category 4 cyclone.
Now that’s a lot of hot air!