STORM & FLOOD SEASON 2013/2014
Council encourages all residents to start preparing for a wet summer. Homeowners and residents should:
- Clean out your gutters and downpipes to help prevent heavy rain from flowing into your ceiling and causing extensive damage.
- Trim back any tree branches that are in close proximity to your roof.
- Many insurance policies do not cover flooding – check yours now!
- For residents across the region who may be susceptible to flood inundation, please consider your options if you are required to evacuate.
- If you require urgent assistance during or immediately after a storm or rain event contact the SES on 132 500.
On activation of the Local Disaster Management Group in times of disaster or major incidents, Council will ensure that ABC local radio (92.7FM, 747AM) is provided with regular updates for the community. Local Tourist radio (88.0FM) will also broadcast dedicated messages concerning warnings and alerts. Residents are encouraged to acquire battery operated radios to ensure that access to these warnings is available.
Disasters and emergencies can strike anytime and in many forms. Help minimise the impact of a disaster by undertaking these four key steps:
1 - Know the risks
2 - Be Prepared
How to maximise the safety of your family in a disaster.
- Community Information Brochure
- Check Your Neighbours
- Emergency Contact Numbers
- Emergency Kit
- Household Emergency Plan
- Media Notices
- Prepare Your Children
- Prepare Your Home
- Prepare Your Household for Evacuation
- Prepare Your Pets
- 'Senior and Safer' Practical tips for a safer home
- Other Factsheets & Brochures
The most current version of these fact sheets and the "Tune into Warnings" wallet card are provided via Emergency Management Queensland's website.
3 - Stay Alert
Access up-to-date, accurate disaster information.
4 - Take Action
Actions you may be required to take in a disaster.
Goondiwindi Regional Council acknowledges Emergency Management Australia, Department of Community Safety, Bureau of Meteorology, State Emergency Service and Red Cross Australia for the information provided within this site.
Local Disaster Management Plan
Goondiwindi Regional Council is committed to the safety and protection of the residents and visitors to our area. Council is committed to ensuring that its people are adequately prepared for and able to respond to and recover from various disaster situations or threats. The following documents have been prepared to comprehensively address Council's requirements under the Disaster Management Act 2003.
- Goondiwindi Regional Council Disaster Management Plan 2013/2014
- Natural Disaster Risk Management Plan
Links to other agencies affiliated with disaster management operations and activities.
- Australian Emergency Management
- Australian Red Cross
- Bureau of Meteorology
- Department of Transport and Main Roads
- Emergency Management Queensland
- Harden Up Queensland
- Queensland Ambulance Service
- Queensland Police Service
- Queensland Rural Fire and Rescue Service
- Queensland State Emergency Service