This can include bringing down powerlines or damaging other electrical assets both above and below ground.
These types of storms can occur at any time of the year but particularly during summer.
We advise people to follow three important steps to be prepared:
But if a major storm is forecast, then follow these tips to know what to do immediately before, during and after a storm.
Always treat them as ‘live’ and stay at least 10 metres away. Report them immediately by calling: 13 24 12. If the situation is life-threatening, call 000.
If there is damage to power infrastructure on your property, you’ll need a registered electrical contractor:
State Emergency Services: Call 132 500 or visit ses.vic.gov.au. Download the VicEmergency app at: emergency.vic.gov.au. If you need interpreter services call 13 14 50.
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