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Plan to stay safe this disaster season

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

Tropical Cyclone Debbie reminded us that extreme weather in Queensland is not an ‘if’ but a ‘when’ and planning ahead could save lives.

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

"Debbie taught us that natural disasters don’t discriminate when it comes to when and where they strike.

“Get Ready Queensland Week prompts us to check our gardens are tidy, clean gutters and make sure insurances are up to date.

 “Now is the time to prepare a household emergency plan and put together your evacuation and emergency kit.

"Visit Get Ready Queensland’s website today http://getready.qld.gov.au for further ideas to assist you in being disaster ready.

"As a community, if we each do a little, we all accomplish a lot. The more prepared we are, the faster we'll bounce back afterwards."

This year, Get Ready Queensland Week is held October 8 to 15.

In the event of a disaster, visit the Bureau of Meteorology website for weather updates, contact the State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500 for flood and storm assistance, and dial triple zero (000) for life-threatening emergencies.

For more information visit www.isaac.qld.gov.au or call Isaac Regional Council on 1300 ISAACS (1300 472 227).


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Image 1 (JPEG, 457KB): Get Ready: Mayor Baker urges residents to review their ‘WHAT-IF’ plan. Pictured with Senior Sergeant Mike Bailey in the Local Disaster Coordination Centre during Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

 

For further information contact
Isaac Regional Council PR & Media Officer      0437 297 839

 

 

 

12 October 2017