EMERGENCY Management Queensland has warned residents to start preparing for storm season.
After Gayndah received a battering last week, it is imperative households are ready.
EMQ assistant director-general Bruce Grady said in an emergency situation, families may be isolated from assistance for up to three days.
“I urge all Queenslanders to ask themselves whether they could cope on their own for a minimum of three days if they were cut off by flooding or storm damage,” Mr Grady said.
“If the answer is no, then now is the time to have a think aboutwhat you need to do to be more self-sufficient.”
He said Queenslanders needed to have an emergency plan in place.
“It is important for residents to prepare a personal evacuation kit and an emergency kit that includes enough water and non-perishable food to last a minimum of three days as well as essential medicine, clothing, batteries, tools and supplies to keep you going,” he said.
“They should also work to understand how you will get information during a disaster.
“This means having a batterypowered radio, spare batteries for your mobile phone or laptop and a way to recharge your devices, such as wind-up chargers, solar panel chargers or a generator.”
Taking these actions can make a huge difference to your family’s safety during the approaching storm season.