Cyclones have become more frequent and in order to keep yourself, your family and your property safe, please make sure you go through our cyclone safety checklist below.
Staying safe during a hurricane should be your first priority in hurricane preparedness, but many aren’t aware of the risks involved or rush to help others while endangering themselves. Electrocution can be a leading cause of death during a hurricane or major flood event because of downed power lines.
During the Cyclone
- Unplug your appliances, electronics, and power cords from wall outlets to protect your technology from power surges. EEI.org recommends installing surge protectors to help safeguard valuable electronic equipment and to plug sensitive equipment into a separate, grounded circuit to isolate them from fluctuations caused when a major appliance, such as a refrigerator, restarts after a power outage.
- When cyclone conditions approach, switch off and unplug all electrical equipment.
- If Power has been lost in your area, turn off power points and unplug all electrical equipments to mimise any electrical hazards
- Do not use a fixed telephone during a thunderstorm – it may deliver an electric shock
- Listen to a battery powered radio for cyclone updates from Tonga Power
After the Cyclone
- Continue to listen to your local radio station for official warning and advice
- If you’ve noticed that there is extensive damage to the power poles and lines in your area, don’t hesitate to contact us at 944 to check for any updates.