Cy­clone Q&A

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

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 your win­dows in a criss­cross 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. A Yes. Fill up your bath­tub, and if your bin is is al­most empty fill it up with wa­ter 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 be­com­ing pro­jec­tiles. A The Moss­man In­door Sports Cen­tre, and the Cy­clone Shel­ter in En­deav­our St, Port Dou­glas, be­hind the State School. A Carry out all pre­cau­tions and tell neigh­bours where you have gone so emer­gency ser­vices do not waste vi­tal re­sources search­ing.

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