TIO is helping Territorians be prepared this wet season with “TIO Weather Alerts,” an SMS and e-mail alert program that will be available free of charge to all Territorians.
3000 Territorians are already benefiting from this free service, which alerts
those registered to potentially dangerous weather systems by sending an SMS or
an Email,” said Michael Hoare, TIO General Manager of Insurance.
advance warnings allow residents to ensure that windows are shut, cars are
moved under cover and loose outdoor items are properly secured to minimize the
chance of damage,” he said.
TIO Weather Alerts will also warn of impending or approaching cyclonic weather
systems. The TIO alert is meant to act as a first warning, with homeowners then
urged to monitor the Bureau of Meteorology’s website as events unfold.
alerts can be tailored to postcodes, ensuring that those in harm’s way are
given timely warning and the opportunity to prepare for potential dangers.
example, the most common warnings issued last wet season gave Darwin residents
warnings on imminent severe thunderstorms. A typical thunderstorm alert will
warn of flash flooding, damaging or destructive winds and large hail.
has contracted the Australian Early Warning Network to deliver the alerts which
are based on information generated by the Bureau of Meteorology.
go to www.tiofi.com.au/alerts to
will also promote the service via in-branch brochures, on facebook and twitter
and through community cyclone briefings.