Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

The peo­ple of the Dou­glas re­gion will be bet­ter pre­pared for nat­u­ral dis­as­ters with re­gional coun­cils re­ceiv­ing a share of grants to­talling more than $2 mil­lion as part of the RACQ Get Ready Queens­land pro­gram. Deputy Pre­mier Jackie Trad said the grants are vi­tal in help­ing coun­cils cre­ate greater aware­ness about nat­u­ral dis­as­ters and how res­i­dents can be­come more re­silient. “Severe weather is a fact of life in Queens­land and ed­u­ca­tion is the key to get­ting ready for what­ever comes our way. Ex­treme weather doesn’t just mean cy­clones, floods and storms, we also face droughts and heat waves,” Ms Trad said.

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