Residents urged to review their cyclone preparedness

North Queensland residents are being reminded to ready themselves for any storms or cyclones that could come their way over the coming months.

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Late January through to April is typically the time of year that tropical cyclones and other severe weather events impact communities across North Queensland.

Emergency Services Minister Coralie O’Rourke wants residents to review their emergency plans and replenish or refresh the stock items in their household disaster and evacuation kits from this week.

“Take some time to make contact with your neighbours and share your plans with them – they may be best placed to call for help if you are in trouble after a natural disaster event.”

“Think about your pets and or livestock if you live on a farm – remember they may not be able to come with you if you need to evacuate. So, think about where and how you can keep them safe and fed while you are away.”

“You should also secure your property against damage and ensure your insurance is up to date and that you have sufficient cover to enable you to rebuild your home or replace your goods.”

For more information visit the Queensland Government’s Get Ready website.