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• Download the VicEmergen­cy app

• Keep the grass short around your property

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• Remove or prune shrubs near windows and under branches of mature trees

• Cut back overhangin­g tree branches within 10 metres of houses and keep gutters clear

• Remove other material that can burn IURP DURXQG \RXU KRPH VXFK DV ER[HV furniture and woodpiles

• Be prepared for power failures which could impact NBN connection­s and other telecommun­ication services

• Pack an emergency kit of essentials

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• Review your home insurance

• Make a plan for pets and livestock on KLJK ¿UH GDQJHU GD\V DQG LQ WKH HYHQW RI an emergency

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