Think ahead for storm season

QUEENSLANDERS are urged to use their home-grown resilience and get ready to face the possibility of wild weather this disaster season.

Member for Bundaberg Jack Dempsey said the State Government and RACQ would encourage locals to think about what could happen if they or their families were struck by wild weather.

"In recent times, natural disasters have caused havoc across Queensland," he said. 

"They can be unpredictable and it is up to every one of us to have a 'what-if' plan."

This year RACQ Get Ready Week will be held from October 13-19 with Get Ready Day on October 19.

That is the time for families to make sure they have a plan in case disaster strikes.

"I urge individuals and businesses to get in touch with our council and myself, and make use of the information around our local community," Mr Dempsey said.

"Over the next few months, locals are encouraged to make small preparations, like deciding on a meeting point, and a close contact if you find yourself caught in a disaster.

"Prepare your house to be storm and disaster ready and make sure you have enough food and water in your emergency kit to survive at least three days.

"It's these small moves which will help our community recover even more quickly if a disaster was to strike."

The Queensland Government has more information to help you and your family prepare at getready.qld.gov.au.



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