Disaster can happen quickly and without warning. It could mean the loss of basic services including water, power and phones. It may mean damage or threat of damage to your property by cyclonic winds, flooding or fire. Emergency services may need to enforce evacuations or confine you to your property until the danger has passed.
The Tablelands Local Disaster Management Group works hard to ensure an effective response to disasters. All agencies work together to provide essential and critical public services. Emergency services need to prioritise their actions and may not be able to reach everybody right away. It is vital to take action to prepare for emergency situations. By being informed and prepared, you can significantly reduce the risk to you, your family and your property.
The Preparing for Disasters—All-Hazards Guide provides useful information and tips that will improve your ability to cope in a disaster, increase our ability to keep you informed, and increase our capacity to work with emergency services to restore normality as quickly as possible. Simple preparations now will ensure you and your family are protected in a disaster situation.
This easy to use Cyclone Guide will assist people with complex communication needs. It should be discussed, interpreted and reinforced by a communication partner or parent, and used as a tool to prepare prior to the cyclone season and expected event.
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- For information on floods and cyclones visit Bureau of Meteorology.
- For information on wildfires visit Rural Fire Service.
- For information on preparing for, responding to and recovering from disaster events visit Queensland Government Disaster Management.
- For assistance during storms or floods contact the State Emergency Service (SES) or 13 25 00 (24 hours)
- Satellite Map (Australia) www.weatherzone.com.au/satellite
- Satellite Map (Queensland) www.weatherzone.com.au/satellite.jsp?lt=wzstate&lc=qld
Get Ready Queensland Week
Get Ready Queensland is about building our resilience to deal with the extreme weather and natural disasters that are a part of living in our state. We want to make Queensland Australia’s most disaster-resilient state and we need your help to do it. Each year in October/November, a series of Get Ready Week activities occur around the Tablelands, with government, councils, community groups, businesses and not-for-profit organisations all pitching in to help make our region more resilient.
Tune in Tablelands
Tune in Tablelands was recorded and filmed in our region amidst a stunning backdrop of picturesque waterfalls, rainforests and rolling green hills. The production stars local performers, students from 18 schools in the region, and emergency service personnel. The music video is a Tablelands Regional Council — Disaster Management initiative and sends the message on how to be prepared and aware in the event of natural disasters.
Remote Properties Survey
The Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) periodically sends out a survey to remote properties to update property details, including including radio call sign, and other relevant information for use in disaster situations. If you can’t complete the survey online, call 1300 362 242.