Get Ready Week 2018
Moreton Bay Regional Council and local frontline emergency services are urging families to be prepared for severe storms, flash flooding and bushfires as part of Get Ready Week, October 8 to 14.
Historical photos of severe weather in the region have been unveiled as part of the campaign, which is calling on local families to be prepared, whatever the weather.
Local Disaster Management Group Chair Councillor Peter Flannery said the photos demonstrated the aftermath of severe weather events like the 1974 floods, 1954 Cyclone and more recent events including the 2015 flood events, where close to 300mm of rain fell in just three hours in the northern parts of our region.
“The images show Moreton Bay is no stranger to severe weather and that Moreton Bay families need to be ready for storms, flash flooding and bushfires,” Cr Flannery said.
“All it takes is a couple of hours this Get Ready Week to make sure you and your family are ready. If you don’t know where to start, council’s website offers plenty of handy information to make sure you’re ready, including tips on preparing your home and finding out your flood risk. Just head to www.moretonbay.qld.gov/disaster.
“You can also sign up for free emergency alerts about severe weather in your local area with council’s MoretonAlert service.
“With MoretonAlert you’ll receive up-to-date information on storms, bushfires and planned dam releases via SMS, email and voice message.”
To sign up or for more information head to www.moretonbayqld.gov.au/moretonalert.
State Member for Morayfield Mark Ryan said while local police and emergency services are on-hand during times of severe weather, it’s important that families Get Ready.
“Making sure you’re well prepared ahead of storm season means it’s less likely police and emergency services personnel will have to risk their lives during a severe storm, flood or bushfire,” Mr Ryan said.