Vital info to be ready for a stormy summer

Do you know how to get emergency help after a disastrous storm?
Do you know how to get emergency help after a disastrous storm?

When storms, bushfires, cyclones or floods are a concern, it is important for everyone in the family to know who to tune in, log on, listen up and act.


■ Your local radio and TV station to listen for warnings and weather updates and local community safety announcements.


■ The Bureau of Meteorology for weather warnings.

■ The Queensland Disaster Management site for information on disaster events. for road closures

■ Your local council website for information on the emergency, evacuation centres and routes, and information on assistance after a disaster.


■ The Standard Emergency Warning Signal - the siren sound used at the beginning of serious warnings on radio and television. Pay careful attention to the message that follows and act immediately on advice given.

■ Emergency alert voice messages to your landline and text messages to your mobile telephone - subscribe on

■ Sirens and loudhailer announcements that emergency services may use.

■ Emergency services personnel who may doorknock your local area to pass on warnings.


■ Act quickly on the advice provided.

■ Ensure all householders are aware of the warning and advice provided.

■ Check on neighbours and friends who may need special assistance.

■ Activate your emergency plan and locate your emergency kit.

■ Evacuation if required - bring your evacuation kit.

If you require emergency assistance from the SES following storm or flood events, you can lodge your request for SES emergency assistance online on or call 132 500.

Bureau of Meteorology warnings:

QLD land weather and flood warnings, 1300 659 219

QLD coastal marine warnings, 1300 360 427

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