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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.

TUNE IN TO:

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

LOG ON TO:

■ The Bureau of Meteorology for weather warnings.

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

131940.com.au for road closures

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

LISTEN OUT FOR:

■ 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 www.emergencyalert.gov.au

■ Sirens and loudhailer announcements that emergency services may use.

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

ACT:

■ 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 bit.ly/SEShelp or call 132 500.

Bureau of Meteorology warnings:

QLD land weather and flood warnings, 1300 659 219

QLD coastal marine warnings, 1300 360 427

Topics:  stormseason



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