Check that all windows and doors close securely


In order to prevent torrential rain entering and damaging your house, check that all external windows and doors close and lock properly. If you have to leave your home, because floodwaters threaten, leave all windows and doors securely closed.

Because external doors and windows are subject to the harsh Queensland climate, they can warp, shrink, or expand, which prevents proper closing. Aluminium frames are sturdier than timber and timber that's well coated with protective paint is better than bare timber or timber with peeling paint.