North Queenslanders urged to prepare homes for Tropical Cyclone Kirrily: Sure Insurance

Jan 24

Sure Insurance today urged Townsville and north Queensland householders to take immediate safety precautions and to prepare their homes as Tropical Cyclone Kirrily hovered off the coast.

Latest BOM reports indicated the officially named TC Kirrily has continued to develop in the central Coral Sea and will likely cross the coast late Thursday night between Cardwell and Bowen as a Category 2 cyclone – bringing extreme rain, high wind gusts, and flooding to affected regional areas.        

Bradley Heath Managing Director of Sure Insurance said we’re urging householders in the path of the TC Kirrily to take immediate steps to minimise the risk of property damage and personal injury. 

“Now is the time to act if possible, but not immediately before or when the cyclone hits as it will be too dangerous to be outdoors,” he said.

 Sure Insurance recommended householders take these immediate precautionary actions where able to be carried out safely:

  • Clear your yard of loose items or at least secure them
  • Ensure you have your emergency kit stocked, ready and available
  • Have a battery radio and torch available
  • Have available a list of all local emergency contact numbers
  • Turn off all electrical appliances to avoid damage from power surges
  • Identify and occupy your home’s safe room if required
  • Secure and make safe pets.

“Listen for weather warnings and emergency service announcements on radio and television, and check local government websites. This information will keep you up-to-date on the developing situation, and where emergency assistance and support is available,” said Mr Heath.

The Sure Insurance claims assistance telephone contact is 1300 392 535.

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For further information contact Mike Sopinski on 0421 052 598.