Severe storms are localised events that do not usually affect wide areas, consequently the threat they pose is often underestimated by the community.
Severe storms cause more damage than any orther event.
Storms can happen anywhere and at any time of the year.
Storms may be accompanied by torrential rain, strong winds, large hailstones, lightening and flash flooding. Storms can unroof buildings and damage trees and power lines and has the potential to result in loss of life.