All the answers you need
Q: Who can I call for help and when? Q: Do I need to store extra water for washing and the toilet?
A: If it is a life-threatening emergency, phone 000 straight away. If it is regarding flood or storm damage to your home, phone SES on 132 500 and they will come to your home once it is safe to do so. Do not phone emergency services for household preparation assistance. A: If a cyclone warning is issued, Emergency Management Queensland advises residents to tape their windows in a criss-cross- ing pattern using strong packing tape and draw all curtains to minimise the risk of glass particles flying. Tinted windows do not need to be taped. A: Garage doors are designed to be shut in a cyclone. To minimise shaking and the risk of the door popping open, a car can be parked against the door with a blanket acting as a buffer in between. Products are also available from hardware stores and garage door retailers to enhance safe-
ty. A: Yes. Fill up your bathtub, and if your bin is almost empty fill it up with water to use to flush the toilet. Water from your pool can also be used. Fill clean containers with water for drinking. A: The easiest thing to do is bring them inside. Trampolines should be dismantled if possible, but if not, can be placed upside down and tied to steel pickets in the ground. Dinghies can be filled with water to prevent them becoming projectiles. A: The Mossman Indoor Sports Centre is the only designated cyclone shelter in the Douglas region. A: Carry out all safety precautions and tell your neighbours where you have gone, so emergency services do not waste vital resources searching.