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The best time to prepare for a disaster is well before one is even on its way. Planning well means nothing is left to chance and that everyone knows what they need to do and where things are.
Because cyclones and floods are a part of life in the North, it’s easy to become complacent. Sadly, some people have perished in floods and cyclones because they were not prepared or did not follow the warnings.
Council is committed to assisting the community in preparing for disaster and emergency events and has therefore published an Emergency Action Guide which focuses on natural disasters.
The Guide will help you:
Disclaimer: This brochure is for information only and is provided in good faith. The Queensland Government and the Hinchinbrook Shire Council are under no liability to any person in respect of any loss or damage (including consequential loss) which may be suffered or incurred, or which may arise directly or indirectly, in respect of reliance by any person on the information contained in this brochure.
Listed below are important contacts that may be needed during disaster and emergency situations. Residents are reminded to record important contact details on their Emergency Plan such as all householder mobile phone numbers, other numbers such as work, school, childcare providers, friends, neighbours, your household emergency contacts and the disaster and emergency numbers listed below.
|Important Contacts||Contact Number||Website|
|Life Threatening Emergencies (Police Ambulance, Fire)||000||www.triplezero.gov.au|
|SES Assistance||132 500||www.ses.qld.gov.au|
|Road Information||131 940||www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au|
|Hinchinbrook Shire Council||(07) 4776 4600||www.hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au|
|Bureau of Meteorology||www.bom.gov.au|
|Emergency Management Queensland (EMQ)||www.disaster.qld.gov.au|
|Flooded Road Maps||www.floodwatersafety.initiatives.qld.gov.au/flooded-roads-map/|