Friday, April 07, 2017

Preparation

If you live in Queensland, you know it's the sunshine state.  You also know that weather events, including extreme weather events are part of life.

So, how do we deal with weather events.  Well, there's not much you can do to stop them.  But you can be prepared.

You can:

  • speak with your local Council about what they suggest you should do to prepare property and if they have special rubbish/green waste collection times; find out if there is a community shelter, or evacuation centre; UHF radio updates in the event of power/phone failures throughout the region.
  • Check out the Get Ready Queensland site- http://getready.qld.gov.au/ for helpful advice on planning how you will deal with power and/or water loss; property damage; requiring medical assistance or evacuation.
  • One part of the family often overlooked are pets.  Do you have a plan in place for their care and safety?
  • Preparation of an emergency kit
  • Important Documents (including insurance papers) and photos
  • key points of utility connection to your house - power, water, telephone.
  • how to keep updated on weather movement, emergency events
  • key phone numbers for assistance in your local area.
There are a number of documents available to assist in preparing your emergency plan: 

http://getready.qld.gov.au/plan/more-information/

We live in a great state! By being prepared, we can ensure we've done our best for those times when events such as extreme weather (which is out of our control).

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