Storm Season has well and truly arrived here in South East Queensland. As I write this, there are multiple storms bearing down on the entire Brisbane area.
Just a few storms, as you can see above!
Like most people who live in areas that are prone to severe storms, I have my own storm prep actions. The main few for me are:
- putting a blanket over my car to minimise hail damage (or at least hopefully stop glass from shattering)
- tying down or lying down any outdoor items that could become airborne
- charging phones
Last year, I added a new storm prep action to my list.
Use the bathroom.
Yes, you read that correctly.
It just so happens that I have bad luck of needing to use the bathroom around the exact time that we get a black out from a storm. It sometimes gets to the point where I expect that I have somehow controlled the lightening to hit the power supply and caused the black out myself.
Now, I’m not saying I am Mother Nature, but there have been far too many coincidences. If this was being tested by Mythbusters, the result would be “plausible”.
What are you main storm prep actions? Do have strange coincidences like this?
Good links for storm season (QLD focus):
Get Ready – Queensland Government website for preparing for storm season
Bureau of Meteorology – For radar images (as above) and storm warnings. Australia-wide.
Queensland State Emergency Services (SES) – or phone 132 500. (Check the internet for the number in your state.)