North Burnett residents reminded to ‘Be Prepared’

Mar 13, 2018 | Front Page Feature, News

North Burnett Local Disaster Management Committee is monitoring Tropical Cyclone Linda in the northeast Coral Sea, near the Solomon Islands.  A watching brief is being maintained but there appears to be no immediate issues to the North Burnett Regional Council area.

With recent wet weather and current advice regarding the recently developed category one cyclone, now is a timely reminder for North Burnett residents to ensure emergency preparations are in place.

North Burnett Regional Council Mayor, Cr Rachel Chambers advises residents that it’s much better to be prepared.

“We are in constant contact with both the Bundaberg Local Disaster Management Committee executive and Regional Disaster coordinators. Together we hope for some lovely falls in the North Burnett, however rest assured, we are also prepared for any other situation which may arise,” Mayor Chambers said.

You can help prepare for emergencies by:

  • Preparing your Emergency Plan
  • Preparing your Emergency Kit
  • Preparing your home
  • Tuning into Warnings
  • Re-stock your pantry
  • Ensure your prescriptions are filled
  • Ensure adequate supplies of fuel, gas and medication

Further information on being disaster prepared is available from the Queensland Government Disaster Management website

Useful Websites and contacts:

  • Qld Alert is a Facebook Page by Qld Police provides a ‘dashboard’ for emergency services info in Qld: qldalert.com
  • Weather & Warnings: bom.gov.au
  • Qld Disaster Management Services: disaster.qld.gov.au
  • Dept of Transport & Main Roads – road closures: phone 131 940 or qldtraffic.qld.gov.au
  • State Emergency Service (SES) 132 500

In a life-threatening emergency, which includes vehicles trapped in floodwater people are urged to call triple zero (000) immediately.

For storm and flood related assistance contact the State Emergency Service on 132 500.

Don’t forget, “If it’s flooded, forget it!”

For further emergency information and updates, residents are requested to tune into ABC radio, check Council’s Facebook page or website.

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