North Queensland residents are being encouraged to prepare for storm season this Get Ready Queensland Week (8-14 October).
“As Queenslanders, we are all too familiar with natural disasters and it is often not a matter of ‘if’ but when disaster strikes.
“Experience has shown us that communities that are well prepared and supported before a disaster occurs are more resilient and able to recover faster.”
North Queensland councils have planned a range of Get Ready Queensland activities and initiatives in 2018-19, including:
• Charters Towers Regional Council will post out Get Ready information kits to remote residential properties and providing business continuity sessions for various community groups and businesses in the region
• Hinchinbrook Shire Council to purchase a Smart Pad Panel for the Local Disaster Management Group that will assist in preparing, responding and recovering from natural disasters
• Burdekin Shire Council will install an emergency dashboard sign at Plantation Park and hosting an information stall at the Harvest Festival in November