JOHANNESBURG - Standard Insurance offers advice that may help to keep you and your property safe during adverse weather conditions:
* If possible, make sure computers, TVs, decoders and other equipment are disconnected from wall sockets during storms to avoid damage caused by electrical surges caused by lightning strikes.
* Check that roofs do not have broken or loose tiles that will allow the entry of water during heavy downpours.
* Check your property for any loose material and secure (or fill with water) all large, relatively light items, such as pool motor housings, boats and rubbish bins.
* Ensure that roof gutters are clean and unclogged, so water does not accumulate and seep through roof tiles on to ceilings.