Get Ready Queensland

Get Ready Queensland, is a new state wide campaign focused on a range of local hazards including bushfires, storms, floods and cyclones. Residents, businesses and community groups are encouraged to consider their local risks and get ready.


Get Ready Week

13 to 19 October 2014 is Get Ready Week.

It is a time to consider your local risks and get your family and property ready.

In the Moreton Bay Region, council has joined forces with local emergency services agencies.

Bunnings stalls

Local disaster preparedness stalls will be held from 10.00am - 1.00pm on Saturday, 18 October 2014 in the following locations:

  • Bunnings Morayfield - Corner Morayfield and Walker Road, Morayfield
  • Bunnings Lawnton - Gympie Road, Lawnton
  • Bunnings Rothwell - Corner Anzac Avenue and Bremner Road, Rothwell
  • Bunnings North Lakes - Captain Cook Court, North Lakes

These stalls provide a good opportunity to stock up on essential items to help clear out the backyard, check gutters, insurance and emergency kit.

Neighbourhood Centre events

A number of sausage sizzle and other community events will be held at neighbourhood centres across the region during Get Ready Week.

The sessions will provide handy information and hints to help get your house and family prepared.

  • Encircle (Redcliffe Neighbourhood Centre) - 12:00noon to 2:00pm, Monday 13 October 2014
  • Bribie Island Neighbourhood Centre - 10:00am to 1:00pm, Tuesday 14 October 2014
  • Caboolture Neighbourhood Centre - 10:00am to 1:00pm, Wednesday 15 October

How ready are you?

A few simple steps can help you get ready.

  • Know the risks - think about the risks in your local area. How could a cyclone, severe storm, flood or bushfire impact you?
  • Be prepared
    • Prepare an emergency plan about how to respond to local risks, including an emergency kit of essential items including a torch, battery operated radio and spare food and water
    • Check your gutters, roof, and insurance for your house and other property
     
  • Stay alert - tune in to warnings with MoretonAlert - register for free, listen to radio updates or log onto the Bureau of Metereology's
    website.
  • Take action - activate your emergency plan, locate your emergency kit, secure loose items and if you are evacuating do so early and check road conditions before setting off.

See disaster management for more information to help you get ready.

Get Ready Queensland materials

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