Don’t get caught without Council’s new Disaster Dashboard
Published 07 February 2023
When a natural disaster hits, have all the information at your fingertips with Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Disaster Dashboard.
Mayor Peter Flannery said Council had upgraded its website to include even more features in one easy-to-access location that will help locals stay safe during a natural disaster and give them up to the minute information as it comes through.
“Moreton Bay locals are no stranger to disaster situations over the past few years, whether it’s floods, bushfires or a pandemic - we’ve seen it all unfortunately,” he said.
“But the good news is that residents have never had so much information at their fingertips to stay informed and up to date, thanks to our new Disaster Dashboard.
“This is a one-stop shop webpage for everything you could ever need when a natural disaster hits, from road and school closures and power outages to weather warnings, breaking local news and so much more.
“Parts of Moreton Bay suffered some of the worst floods in our history in February and March last year, with hundreds of homes being destroyed and many people being displaced.
“Thanks to Council’s communications we were able to keep residents informed about changing weather conditions, where they could get sandbags, where they could find places of refuge or evacuation centres and other key information.
“All of this information is now available in the Disaster Dashboard for resident to access on their phone or computers during a natural disaster.
“Council already had a version of this in place, but the Disaster Dashboard is just better in that it makes much more accessible in a disaster situation and it’s clear for anyone to use.”
Local Disaster Management Group Chair Councillor Matt Constance said the Disaster Dashboard will be absolutely vital as South East Queensland enters a period of increased bushfire risk.
“After all the rain we had through the La Nina wet cycle, we’ve now been left with an abundance of fuel that will dry out and become prone to causing bushfires as we enter the drier period.
“So the Disaster Dashboard has never been never been more important for residents to have at their fingertips.
“I urge everyone to get online, have a browse and bookmark the Disaster Dashboard webpage so they can quickly and easily access in the event of a disaster in the future, because we know in Moreton Bay that it’s not a question of ‘if’ but ‘when’.”
Visit the Disaster Dashboard page here: Dashboard (moretonbay.qld.gov.au)
Visit the website for other information like tips on how to prepare you property and registration for the MoretonAlert system: https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/Services/Disaster-Management