All about cy­clone sea­son

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

THIS week is Get Ready for Cy­clones Week to bring on the wet and maybe stormy sea­son.

Moss­man State School was for­tu­nate to have Chris Weg­ger from Emer­gency Man­age­ment Queens­land visit for a talk and to get the kids pre­pared for any emer­gen­cies this year.

His pre­sen­ta­tion in­cluded what to do, the dan­gers, pho­tos of Yasi dam­age, where to evac­u­ate, hav­ing an emer­gency kit pre­pared at home and get­ting your house ready by clear­ing gut­ters and loose items around the yard. The stu­dents were de­lighted to re­ceive stick­ers, track­ing maps, mini first aid kits, fridge mag­nets and in­for­ma­tion book­lets to take home and share the im­por­tant ad­vice with their fam­i­lies. They know how to find cy­clone in­for­ma­tion on the BOM web­site and track cy­clones.

Jas­mine Kirk said she will def­i­nitely pre­pare her emer­gency kit - in­clud­ing torches, toi­let pa­per, bat­ter­ies, ra­dio, wa­ter, non-per­ish­able items and a first aid kit. Jye Hauser says he will have a gen­er­a­tor ready, por­ta­ble stove, all his im­por­tant stuff in a wa­ter­proof satchel and his iPod. Kris­ten John­ston plans to evac­u­ate to her friend’s place up the hill. The kids en­joy be­ing ed­u­cated about storm safety as it is a real pos­si­bil­ity in the trop­ics.

UN­DER­STAND­ING THE DAN­GER:

stu­dents get to grips with cy­clones

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