Cyclone Aftermath


On this page is how to prepare for cyclone aftermath.

And also what are the important things to remember right after the cyclone.

You should listen to your battery operated radio and not go out before it is officially ok to do so.

Don't go anywhere near broken power lines and don't go too close to the trees, particularly if it's still windy
- half broken branches may fall.


And always stay out of any flood waters
.


But apart from the immediate aftermath, there are also the things that will not be back to normal in your daily life straight away.


1
. No Power

You most likely have no power, at least if it was a strong enough cyclone
.

If you live in the area where tropical cyclones hit
, an important item in your household is a generator.

As part of your cyclone preparation you should always make sure you have enough fuel to run it until the fuel stations reopen after the cyclone.

emergency generator  home generator


2
. No Water

You most likely have no water, at least if it was a strong enough cyclone. And even if the water is back, it could be contaminated.

As part of your cyclone preparation you should always fill some drinking water containers, and also some other, larger containers (wheelie bin, bath) with water that can be used for flushing the toilet.

emergency drinking water  emergency water


3
. No TV Signal

Your TV may not have a signal, so you cannot watch TV news.

As a part of your cyclone preparation you should always make sure you have a battery operated radio to listen to the news and any warnings.

And do have spare batteries.

battery operated radio  cyclone watch


4
. No Landline Phone or Internet

Phone lines may be broken in which case ADSL internet will also not work.

Wireless internet and mobile phones are more likely to work
.

5
. In an extreme case your house may have lost its roof, or even got totally demolished.

As part of your cyclone preparation you should always make sure that you have all the important phone numbers in your cyclone kit
. Apart from triple zero you should have the numbers to SES (State Emergency Service), Main Roads and Ergon Energy.

cyclone power  cyclone victims


6
. Cleanup

Whether your house was damaged or not you most likely have some cleaning to do in the yard. There will be broken branches and probably uprooted trees and other debris to clean up.

Whether you live in a cyclone affected area or not
, it is always handy to own a chain saw.

cyclone aftermath  cyclone cleanup


Chop the trees up and carry them out of your yard and place them in the street just in the front of your yard - the council guys will come and pick them up.





Plan Your Trip... the FREE Cape York Travel Pocket Guide

cape york travel

Get this 50 pages guide totally for FREE. It contains information that helps you getting started with planning of your trip. You get to make early-stages desicions such as when to go, how long time you should take, how to get there and get around, where to stay (general info), what will it cost.. and a short insight to what is there to see and do in Cape York.


Bring to the Trip... the full Visit Cape York Destination Guide

visit cape york

This complete 300 pages travel guide is all you need before and during your trip. Besides the background chapters on the peninsula's history and wildlife; and the comprehensive detail about all the places (down to prices, opening hours and full contact detail), it has invaluable information on at least 10 four wheel drive tracks, at least 30 guaranteed FREE camping spots on the Cape (and at least 150 on your way to the Cape), at least 40 best swimming holes, all mapped; as well as practical things - from fuel, roads, wireless internet and mobile phone reception, how to deal with the national parks booking rules; and Aboriginal land entrance and camping permits and alcohol restrictions - to vehicle preparation and accessories and necessary recovery gear by my partner Mark who is the recovery guy on northern Cape York and the Old Telegraph Track). Not to mention locals' tips on how to spot that croc and palm cockatoo ;-)



If you liked the books or this website, let others know about it! 

Link to it from your website, your blog, your forum post... Share it on Facebook, Tweet about it...



Every link helps other travellers!

Thank you for doing the right thing and letting others know :-)







Latest Pages

Notice Board

Ask a Question

YOUR Adventure

YOUR Cape Memories


Keep yourself updated
on the latest -
weather, roads,
free travel tips,
and get the
FREE Cape York
Pocket Guide!


Email

Name

Then


Don't worry - your email address is totally secure.
I use it only to send you the Cape York News.

western cape eco tours

cape york adventures

roko island pearl farm

cooktown river cruises and dinghy hire

cape york mechanics

cape york businesses