Summer was barely a day old when we the region had its first thunderstorm of the season last Saturday. Parts of the Central Highlands copped 100ml of rain in an hour as the front moved East to the coast.
Mayor Kerry Hayes asked residents to prepare now so that they’re ready when a severe storm strikes.
‘It’s as simple as making a basic plan for pets, neighbours, your house and for if your family gets separated.
‘There are some great resources to help with this on the Get Ready Queensland website at getready.qld.gov.au.’
When a storm arrives it’s best to stay indoors or undercover and away from windows, trees and power lines.
Council hosts an Emergency Management Dashboard that has all the information you need for when wild weather strikes.
‘The dashboard pulls real time data from Queensland’s major infrastructure, utility and emergency service providers to display the latest road conditions, emergency news, power outages, fire incidents and weather warnings.’
‘Find it at beprepared.chrc.qld.gov.au or via the link on council’s website homepage.’