More frequent and more intense storm events are projected as a result of climate change.
Ensure you have a storm kit available including torches, emergency phone numbers, first aid kit, water etc so that you're fully prepared for storm events.
Make a plan to check on elderly or vulnerable neighbours and friends to ensure that they're safe and protected during storms.
Longer, more intense and more frequent heatwaves are already happening and will continue to worsen as a result of climate change.
Heatwaves are a known cause of increased emergency department presentations and hospital admissions in Perth so it's vital that you look after the health of your family and friends during heatwaves.
Think of ways you can adapt your house to the heat e.g. through insulation, blinds, shading etc. Try and limit your exposure to heatwaves by staying inside and ensure that you drink plenty of fluids.
Make a plan to check on elderly or vulnerable neighbour to ensure that they're safe during heatwaves.
Overall annual rainfall is projected to decrease so it's important that we use water efficiently. This could be through purchasing more water-efficient products, being more careful about the ways we use water or by planting native, waterwise plants to reduce the water needs of your verge/garden.
Increased heavy rainfall events are also projected so it's important that you're flood-ready. If you live in a flood-prone area, ensure that you're well equipped to prevent damage to your home and belongings.