Be prepared for storm season with an emergency kit and plan. Photo contributed
Be prepared for storm season with an emergency kit and plan. Photo contributed Photo Contributed

RACQ launches Get Ready Week as storm season nears

RACQ is urging Queenslanders to get organised for the upcoming storm season and its likely wild weather before it hits.

As RACQ Get Ready Week kicked off yesterday, spokesman Paul Turner said people needed to be safety conscious with their homes and behaviour.

"Queensland summer storms generally come and go quickly, but their effects can last for years - so people need to be across safety advice and take it seriously," Mr Turner said.

"There are some simple steps which will help safeguard lives and property when a weather event hits. At home, make sure you've cleared the yard of debris, packed an emergency kit, have an evacuation plan and ensure your insurance is up to date and covers what you need most.

"If you're caught out on the road in a storm, always remember if it's flooded, forget it. Obey all signs and directions from emergency services, and don't ever gamble on your or your potential rescuers' lives by ignoring warnings."

For information, on the RACQ Get Ready campaign: https://getready.qld.gov.au



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