Get Ready Queensland Week urges Scenic Rim residents to prepare for severe weather season

Queensland is the most disaster impacted state in Australia, with almost 90 disaster events in the past decade.

GET READY: Scenic Rim councillors encourage residents to fill out their emergency checklist from council's disaster preparedness package delivered to households in July.

GET READY: Scenic Rim councillors encourage residents to fill out their emergency checklist from council's disaster preparedness package delivered to households in July.

Mayor and Local Disaster Management group chair Greg Christensen said in recent years residents had witnessed first hand a number of natural disasters including bushfires and flooding.

"Some are still recovering from the devastating consequences of the Black Summer Bushfires in 2019 and ex-severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie in 2017," he said.

During Get Ready Queensland Week from October 10-16, council is urging residents to talk with their neighbours and start preparing their homes and businesses for the upcoming severe weather season.

A guide to preparing for an emergency in the Scenic Rim as well as a emergency checklist is available on council's website.

The emergency checklist was part of council's disaster preparedness package that was delivered via a letterbox drop to households in July.

"Over the past 12 months Queensland had the highest annual population growth rate (1.6 per cent) of any Australian state and territory, and the Scenic Rim welcomed many new residents and this will be their first Queensland summer," Cr Christensen said.

The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted wetter than average conditions this year.

Step one: Know your risk

  • Talk to your neighbours and people in your community to see if there is a history of disasters in your area.
  • Find out more about disaster preparedness on Council's website www.scenicrim.qld.gov.au/disaster-management
  • Once you know the risks in your area, you can take steps to find out how best to protect your property, possessions, business and family.

Step two: Make an emergency plan