Preparing for an outage in extreme weather
We’re working hard to make the electricity network safe and reliable. Extreme heat, storm events and high demand all put the network under
greater pressure. Outages will happen, so it is important we’re all power prepared. A little bit of planning goes a long way.
Check out our simple tips below to stay safe and prepare for outages in extreme weather.
If you live in an area prone to storms, we recommend having a plan to help you minimise risk and take action in the event of storm damage or a
power outage. Some factors to consider before, during and after a storm are provided below. Alternatively, take a look at our Preparing for
During a bushfire, you may experience interruptions to your electricity and/or gas supply, even if your property isn’t directly affected. For example the CFA or MFB may disconnect your electricity and/or gas to fight a bushfire, or to prevent other fires from starting.
Reconnection of electricity in a bushfire event may take several hours or even days, depending on the time it takes to access the area, conduct repairs and ensure safety. This means that your bushfire plans should factor in a possible loss of gas and electricity.