Reg­is­ter on­line now for your chance to win a storm kit

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TO MARK the start of Queensland’s storm sea­son, Mem­ber for Bur­nett Stephen Ben­nett is giv­ing lo­cals the chance to win a storm kit.

Mr Ben­nett said emer­gency kits were a vi­tal step in pre­par­ing for storms.

“The storm sea­son is upon us and at this time it’s im­por­tant to be pre­pared should the worse of sum­mer hit,” he said.

“The weather is out of our con­trol, but we can con­trol how we pre­pare for it and how to re­spond.

“Ev­ery home should have a fully stocked storm emer­gency kit ready to go and stored in a safe, ac­ces­si­ble place.”

Mr Ben­nett said a storm kit should con­tain es­sen­tial items in­clud­ing a bat­tery op­er­ated ra­dio, torch and spare bat­ter­ies, a first aid kit, can opener, tinned and other non-per­ish­able food sup­plies, bot­tled wa­ter and med­i­ca­tions.

“I urge ev­ery house­hold to plan ahead and take some sim­ple steps to keep your fam­ily safe this sum­mer,” he said.

Mr Ben­nett said res­i­dents should also cre­ate a home emer­gency plan, keep a list of emer­gency num­bers and clean up the back­yard.

For your chance to win, reg­is­ter your con­tact de­tails at Mr Ben­nett’s of­fice by email­ing bur­nett@ par­lia­ment.qld.gov.au or phone 4111 5100.

The com­pe­ti­tion will be drawn on Fri­day.

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BE READY: Win an emer­gency kit be­fore storm sea­son hits.

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