Disaster Preparation

Be Aware and Be Prepared for when a disaster such as a cyclone or bushfire (link to flood and bushfire pages) strikes our Shire. It is important that you and your family know how to be prepared and what steps to take. Follow the four basic steps below to lessen the risk to you and your family. 

Step 1Prepare an Emergency Plan and Prepare for Evacuation 
   
Step 2. Prepare an Emergency Kit (include a battery-operated radio)

Step 3. Prepare your home 

Step 4. Tune into Warnings  Listen to local radio and/or television, or check the Bureau of Meteorology website for further flood and weather updates. 

We also recommend you check your neighbours and prepare your pets
Other Resources Available 
There are a wide range of other resources available from the Queensland Government and emergency services.

Be Prepared: Get Ready Queensland Fact Sheets

Standard Emergency Warning Signal: SEWS is a wailing siren sound used throughout Australia for various emergency events of major significance.  
  
Emergency Alert Service: is the national telephone based emergency warning system that sends messages via landlines and mobile phones.