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Get ready for whatever mother nature might blow our way

This week is Get Ready Queensland Week and Isaac Regional Council is urging residents to check their ‘WHAT-IF’ plan leading into disaster season.

Extreme weather in Queensland is not an ‘if’ but a ‘when’ and planning ahead is essential to be prepared and to potentially save lives.

Local Disaster Management Group Chair and Mayor Anne Baker said Queensland is at increased risk of natural disasters during November through to April.

"Severe weather events in recent years have taught us that natural disasters don’t discriminate when it comes to where, when and how they strike.

“Get Ready Queensland Week reminds us all to take action in our communities by cleaning out gutters, removing debris, securing loose items in the yard and making sure insurances are up to date.

“Now is also a good time to prepare a household emergency plan and put together an evacuation and emergency kit that covers all of the people and pets that reside with you.

"If residents are not sure about what needs to go in their kit, or would like more information on how to get disaster ready, I recommend they visit Get Ready Queensland’s website getready.qld.gov.au/  

"As a community, it is up to each individual to do their part in ensuring they are as organised as they possibly can be for whatever potential emergency situations may lie ahead.

“I would strongly encourage everyone to get ready, stay ready and be prepared.”

During an emergency or disaster situation, residents should visit Council’s Disaster Dashboard dashboard.isaac.qld.gov.au to access up-to-date weather warnings, emergency news, road conditions and power outage information.

In the case of a life-threatening emergency, always dial triple zero (000). Residents requiring flood and storm assistance should contact the State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500.

For more information, phone Council’s 24/7 Customer Service Centre on 1300 ISAACS (1300 472 227).

ENDS
 

Image 1:  An unexpected significant storm event wreaked causes widespread damage across the Isaac region in February this year.

Image 2: Isaac Regional Council’s Disaster Dashboard is a one-stop resource for information during emergency and disaster situations.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Isaac Regional Council PR & Media Officer                                    (07) 4846 3589


11 October 2018