Time to prepare now for what could be intense summer weather

SUMMER is fast approaching and whilst the warmer months bring with them the chance of intense storms, this summer is also predicted to bring an elevated risk of heat waves and bushfires. 

Sunshine Coast Council is asking residents to be prepared and this timely reminder comes as Get Ready Queensland Week (October 9-15) encourages residents to put in their prep work now before summer is well and truly here.  

Council’s Disaster Management Lead Wayne Sunderland says now is the time for residents to familiarise themselves with Council’s Disaster Hub and understand how to protect their family and property. 

“It’s important to prepare now before the next severe weather event, so you’re best placed to handle whatever Mother Nature throws at us,” Mr Sunderland says. 

“Council’s updated Disaster Hub makes it easier for residents and visitors to prepare before, during and after a disaster or emergency. 

“The Hub has important, up-to-date information and links to key emergency services in one location, including weather warnings, road closures, evacuation centres, airport updates, traffic cameras, flood mapping, as well as Council’s news updates and social media posts.  

“Though Council and the Disaster Management continue preparations all year round, being prepared is everyone’s responsibility.”  

There are a few simple steps you can take to Get Ready. 

*Step one: Understand your risk 

*Step two: Prepare a household emergency plan 

*Step three: Pack an emergency kit 

Stay connected via the following links  

For more information head to the Get Ready Queensland website: getready.qld.gov.au   

Connect with Council and Queensland’s Emergency Services today so you always have the most up to date information WHEN the next natural disaster happens. 

Sunshine Coast Council Disaster Hub – disaster.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/#Dashboard 

Queensland Fire & Emergency Services – Current Bushfire & Warnings – www.qfes.qld.gov.au/Current-Incidents 

Bureau of Meteorology – www.bom.au/qld 

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