Queenslanders encouraged to Get Ready
Get Ready Queensland Week (10-16 October) was launched at Milton State School today in conjunction with the Bureau of Meteorology's Severe Weather Outlook.
Get Ready Queensland Week is all about raising awareness so people start preparing their families, pets, households and even their neighbours for severe weather.
Get Ready Queensland Ambassador Johnathan Thurston was on hand to remind Queenslanders how they can get ready in three simple steps.
- Know your risk
- Prepare an emergency plan
- Pack an emergency kit
The Bureau of Meteorology also released the 2021-2022 Severe Weather Outlook which points towards more rainfall and an average to slightly above average cyclone season.
Localised major flooding can occur in any northern wet season, but in 2021-22, there is an increased risk of widespread and prolonged riverine flooding across eastern and northern Queensland.
While long-running large bushfires are less likely than during dry years such as 2019-20, continuing wet conditions during spring may further increase grass growth, which could increase fire danger as it dries during summer.
Suncorp Group is partnering with Get Ready Queensland once again in 2021 to help communities prepare for natural disasters.
As part of the launch, JT did a virtual visit with students from Cunnamulla to discuss how they prepare for extreme weather. The link up was made possible thanks to our colleagues at nbn™ Australia.
Please go to getready.qld.gov.au for any tips or assistance to be prepared this disaster season.