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 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