Lake Awoonga Dam. A funnel of rain coming over the mountains.
Lake Awoonga Dam. A funnel of rain coming over the mountains. Brenda Strong

BOM to join with state's disaster management team

A BUREAU of Meteorology officer will join the state's disaster management centre ranks as the government readies itself for the upcoming cyclone season.

The decision to relocate the officer to the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services State Disaster Co-ordination Centre at a cost of $400,000 was made after a review into the bureau's processes.

The review into the effectiveness of category one and two tropical cyclone warning updates was launched after Cyclone Dylan in January was released this morning.

The bureau will also act on review findings that more updates should be issued during category two tropical cyclones.

There will be more warnings as tropical cyclones approach and cross the coast, and flash warnings for unexpected changes in the forecast track or intensity of the cyclone.



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