If you have to deal with a fire threatening your property preparedness is the key to survival. If the threat is imminent here are some of the critical points to follow, from surviving the fire itself to what you need to do to support an insurance claim for damage to your property or business premises. Always remember that property can be replaced but your life cannot. Fires are extremely...
After a horrifying weekend with 100 fires raging on Australia’s east coast in northern New South Wales and Queensland some of these blazes continue to burn out of control and the Bureau of Meteorology has issued high alerts and prepare to leave warnings.
The spring of 2019 has ushered in a high risk bushfire season over most of Australia. If your business operates near bushland or trees your premises and staff are at risk from a bushfire outbreak. The time to prepare is right now and these are the critical steps to take to protect your staff, your premises and being ready for evauation if necessary.
Home and business owners should be aware that prolonged dry conditions across Australia mean that large parts of the country are under threat. To protect your business assets do check your paperwork, ensure your figures for the value of your business are up to date, take preventative measures and have an evacuation plan.
After a year of drought and high temperatures the risk has soared across Australia, confirmed by data released by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). Here's how to prepare. Make safety your priority with these recommended essentials for preparing your property from the outside in.
Bushfires are threatening extensive areas of New South Wales and Queensland, putting residents at high risk. Fires are also burning in Western Australia, the Northern Territory, South Australia, the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and Tasmania.
With tinderbox conditions prevailing across large areas of Australia, those in the affected areas should prepare for an early start to a prolonged bushfire season, authorities warn. The east coast of New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania, as well as parts of southern Western Australia and South Australia, face increased bushfire potential resulting from an unusually warm and dry...
South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales should be on alert as a severe cold front with damaging winds and squally showers moves across the southern parts of the states this afternoon.
Two tropical cyclones are headed for the Northern Territory and Western over the weekend, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology reports. The Bureau has issued warnings as Category 4 Cyclone Veronica and currently Category 2 Trevor approach the coasts of both regions.
If you're in the farming sector, you’re probably well prepared for the everyday mishaps that can interrupt work. A bit of rain, malfunctioning equipment, illness – you can handle it all.
With the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) issuing severe weather, strong winds and flooding warnings for much of the state, Gallagher urges our Queensland clients to stay safe and follow authorities’ advice.
Although downgraded to ex-tropical cyclone status, Penny remains a tropical low with wind gusts of 95 kilometres an hour and the risk of reforming into tropical cyclone as it approaches the east coast of Queensland.
Bush fires tore through towns in New South Wales and Victoria over this past weekend, and fire services are warning residents to remain clear and avoid affected areas until the fires are contained.
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a warning to residents in the Northern Territory as Tropical Cyclone Marcus continues to approach the northwest Top End coast.
Torrential rain, floods and storms in North Queensland have caused the Insurance Council of Australia to declare a catastrophe in the area.
The Bureau of Meteorology and State Emergency Service have issued a severe storm warning to Victorians across the state, to prepare for freakish weather with massive rainfall, flooding and lightning strikes. Huge storms have already hit Australia’s south-east and are moving towards Victoria, expected to reach Melbourne in the evening of Friday 1 December, BOM predicts.
A whole new system of assessing dangerous fire conditions for harvesting is being introduced by the NSW Rural Fire Service, giving farmers on-farm responsibility to decide on fire risks.
Tinderbox conditions across the country were top of the agenda at the Australian Fire Authorities Council emergency management conference held in Sydney 4‒6 September.
Updated 28 March, 2017 Tropical Cyclone Debbie is due to hit the mainland of North Queensland at 2:00pm, remaining a category three system over land for the next eighteen hours.