Pre­pare for wild weather

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion - Matthew McIn­er­ney Re­porter matthew.mcin­er­

THERE is some­thing I found fas­ci­nat­ing about wild weather.

As much as I love the fluffy, good side of na­ture – lovely bush­walks, plant­ing, ex­plor­ing nat­u­ral won­ders – there is some­thing about the de­struc­tive, bad side that lures me in.

It goes some way to ex­plain­ing why I was dev­as­tated to learn I slept through Mon­day’s earth­quake, but at the same time makes me ex­cited about this trop­i­cal low.

The event’s abil­ity to hap­pen in the first place that at­tracts my fas­ci­na­tion.

As fas­ci­nat­ing as that may be the re­al­ist in me will recheck my emer­gency kits and plans, and you should too.

Be ready for power out­ages, have wet weather gear and emer­gency evac­u­a­tion routes sorted, and don’t for­get flood­ing.

With pre­dic­tions of up to 300mm of rain to­day be ready for the worst na­ture has to of­fer.

De­lay all un­nec­es­sary travel, watch power lines and trees, and first and fore­most, stay safe.

Me and my NewsMail col­leagues will keep all news as up to date as pos­si­ble on our web­site, but if you have news from your part of town give me a call.

The more we share, the more we know, and the bet­ter our de­ci­sions can be.

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