Queensland is a state of bushfires, floods, severe storms, heatwaves and drought.

It can be beautiful one day and scary the next.

But there are a few things you can do to make sure those frightening times, are less uncertain.

We’ve put together a shortlist to help you on your way:

  1. Register for Brisbane City Council’s early warning alerts to give yourself a heads up before severe storms hit or for other natural disaster emergencies.
  2. Make sure you’re insured.
  3. Prepare an emergency kit – suggested items include a portable battery-powered radio, torches, candles with waterproof matches, a first aid kit, a waterproof bag for clothing and valuables, a list of emergency contact numbers and a supply of drinking water and canned or dried food.
  4. Check to see if your property is at risk of flooding on Council’s flood awareness map.
  5. Find out where your nearest sandbag depot is.
Brisbane City Council Flood Awareness Map

For more advice and to make sure you’re ticking all of the preparedness boxes, head to the state government’s Get Ready QLD website or Council’s Be Prepared page.

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