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Help us celebrate StormSafe Week

Published 15/08/2012

As we come into spring and the busiest storm season, Victorians need to ask themselves: how much is one hour of your time worth?

$128,000?

In 2011 alone, storms inflicted $1.1 billion in loss and damage on the state according to Insurance Council of Australia estimates.

That’s $3 million a day; $128,000 an hour. 

Since March 2010, the damage bill is more than $2.1 billion.

Much of the damage inflicted by storms is preventable, so Victorians need to decide whether they will prepare now or pay later.

That’s the theme for this year’s StormSafe Week, which begins on Monday 20 August.

An initiative of Victoria State Emergency Service (SES), StormSafe Week seeks to encourage everyone to be better prepared for the risk of storms in their community.

To celebrate, volunteers are holding StormSafe events across the state, including:

Event NameDetailsWhenWhere
StormSafe Display Learn how to build an emergency kit All Week Bunnings Shepparton
StormSafe Display Learn how to build an emergency kit All Week

Bunnings Wodonga

StormSafe Display Learn how to build an emergency kit All day, Saturday 25 August Bunnings Wangaratta DIY Workshop
StormSafe Display Learn how to build an emergency kit All Week Cobram Mitre 10

Display and DIY Workshop

Learn how to build an emergency kit

and stay StormSafe

9am-12pm, Saturday 18 August Bunnings Bairnsdale
Flood Community Meeting Hear StormSafe advice from local volunteers 7.30-9.30pm, Wednesday 22 August Oakleigh Unit
Shopping Centre Display

Meet volunteers and discuss flood preparedness

10am-2pm, Thursday 23 August Keilor Downes Plaza
Display and Open Day Meet local volunteers and learn how to be prepared 9am-1pm, Saturday 25 August Bruthen SES Unit, Main Street Bruthen
Dsiplay and DIY Display

Learn how to build an emergency kit

and stay StormSafe

8am-4pm, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 August Morwell Bunnings
Display and Open Day Meet local volunteers and learn how to be prepared 9am-12pm, Saturday 25 August Orbost SES Unit
Shopping Centre Display

Meet volunteers and discuss flood preparedness

9am-5pm, Monday 27 August Pines Shopping Centre, Stockland

Cobram Richies IGA

CALD StormSafe Launch

Meet local volunteers and

SES mascot Paddy Platypus

9am-1pm, Saturday 1 September Cobram
StormSafe Display Learn how to build an emergency kit 10.30am-2pm, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 August Bunnings Ballarat
StormSafe Display Learn how to build an emergency kit All day Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 August Bunnings Bendigo
StormSafe Display Learn how to build an emergency kit To Be Confirmed Bunnings Echuca
StormSafe Display Learn how to build an emergency kit 10am-2pm, Saturday 25 August Bunnings Waurn Ponds

Visit our StormSafe page for more information on storms and building a home emergency kit.

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