With the region already experiencing hot, dry conditions and increased fire activity, Bundaberg Regional Council is encouraging residents to get disaster ready.
Preparedness is key to remaining safe during extreme weather events and Council’s Disaster Management team has three key steps residents can take to prepare.
Understand your risk
Understanding your individual risk helps in planning for disasters.
- To find information relating to your property’s flood risks visit Council’s website here.
- To find information relating to your property’s bushfire risk, visit the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services website here.
Make a plan
Having an emergency plan means all household members will know what to do during an extreme weather event. You can find more information and create your own plan here.
Pack a kit
Extreme weather events can cause damage to electricity supply and cut roads so you may not have access to the essentials. You can find a full emergency kit list here.
Council is also encouraging residents to familiarise themselves with the Disaster Dashboard.
As the one-stop-shop for emergencies, the Disaster Dashboard provides information on road closures, power outages and natural disasters as well as a direct feed from the Bureau of Meteorology’s weather warnings.
Residents can also sign up to the Disaster Dashboard to receive notifications about weather warnings, emergency news and flooding.
For more information on how to be disaster ready residents can visit the Get Ready section of the Disaster Dashboard.