The rain is coming…

Oct 12, 2018 | Front Page Feature, getreadynorthburnett, News

The North Burnett region is expected to receive some much needed rain over the next 24 hours, with the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) predicting significant rainfall from Friday evening and Saturday.  This is fantastic for our rivers and dams however residents should prepare for probable river rises and farmers should consider raising pumps.  Council advises limiting travel from late Friday afternoon due to potential flash flooding and probable road closures.

In line with Get Ready Week, residents are urged to prepare for severe weather including preparing an emergency plan and securing loose items around the home.  Residents are also encouraged to check on friends, family and neighbours to ensure severe weather preparations are in place.

Residents should keep up-to-date with weather warnings through TV and ABC radio broadcasts and the BOM website.

To help with storm preparation, residents are encouraged to visit the Get Ready Queensland website.

Don’t forget, North Burnett Regional Council’s Emergency Management Dashboard, which can be accessed via Council’s website, brings together all the information you need to help you and your family make the best decisions during an emergency situation. The dashboard, which can be bookmarked to your smart device, has been designed to be user-friendly, adaptable to different devices and readily available without the need for a subscription, log-in or app download.

Emergency information:

  • For emergency warnings, please tune into ABC radio on 101.1 FM or 855 AM.
  • 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 call the State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500, visit the SES website or download the QSES Assistance App.
  • For information on road conditions and closures call the Department of Transport and Main Roads on 1300 130 595, visit the Qld Traffic website or download the QLDTraffic App.
  • For information on power outages and disruptions call Ergon Energy on 13 22 96 or visit the Ergon website.

Remember! In an Emergency or Life Threatening Situation call Triple Zero ‘000’.

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

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