Although you may not realise it, storms are actually the most common natural hazard in Australia and on average can cause more damage than cyclones, earthquakes, floods and bushfires.

Storm season occurs in the Southern half of Western Australia from May to October each year, however haphazard weather events, such as the infamous March 2010 hail storm, can occur at any time of year.

In 2014, the Perth metropolitan area and greater southwest experienced six major storm events… and we even had a tornado!

While storms can be unpredictable there are some simple steps that you can take to limit the risk to your family, home and car. Watch our videos below to find out more:

It’s also important to review your home and contents insurance regularly to make sure you have the right level of cover to suit your needs.

To find out more about how you can prepare for storm season, view our storm factsheet.