Residents in the Bundaberg Region are encouraged to be prepared for weather events and natural disasters with the help of a Household Emergency Plan.
The Get Ready Queensland initiative is available in both paper format and online, which ensures all community members have access.
The Household Emergency Plan includes an emergency kit checklist, evacuation checklist, list of important contacts, pet details and more.
Completing a plan aims to help residents think about the hazards that may affect them and provides a written record of these decisions.
Bundaberg Mayor and Local Disaster Management Group chair Jack Dempsey said the initiative was one of a number of ways to ensure friends and families were prepared and safe during unexpected weather.
“Natural disasters can happen very fast and being prepared is key,” he said.
“Having a plan means everyone in your household knows what to do in the event of an emergency.
“Council has a supply of Household Emergency Plans that can be collected from the service centres by community members at no cost.
“Plans can also be accessed and completed online through Get Ready Queensland.
“You can find a link to the online Household Emergency Plan, along with lots of other information and resources, on the Bundaberg Regional Council Disaster Dashboard.”
About the Disaster Dashboard
The Disaster Dashboard is a resource available to help residents prepare in the case of any natural disaster or emergency and to stay up to date with the latest information from all relevant agencies.
“Don’t forget to opt-in for weather and river level alerts when visiting the Disaster Dashboard,” Mayor Dempsey said.
“The website provides links to news and contacts as well as a direct feed from the Bureau of Meteorology's weather warnings.”
He said residents were also welcomed to contact Council staff to find out more information or groups could request a meeting.
“Staff from Bundaberg Regional Council’s Disaster Management Unit are also happy to visit community groups to talk about planning and resilience and can bring along plans and other resources to assist,” Mayor Dempsey said.