Get ready for storms

South Burnett Times - - NEWS -

QUEENS­LAN­DERS are re­minded to get ready for nat­u­ral dis­as­ters that could oc­cur over the sum­mer.

Premier An­nasta­cia Palaszczuk said the state was in for a typ­i­cal sea­son of storms and cy­clones, with an in­creased risk of bush­fires and heat­waves but less prospect of se­vere flood­ing.

“Much of our state re­mains in drought, with soil mois­ture lev­els es­pe­cially low in the south­ern in­land,” she said.

The premier said in a typ­i­cal sea­son like the one fore­cast for the months ahead, 10–13 cy­clones would form in Aus­tralian wa­ters, with around four of these cross­ing the coast – the first of them typ­i­cally in late De­cem­ber.

“That’s why it is so im­por­tant for all Queens­lan­ders to be aware of the risks of se­vere weather events, no mat­ter where they live,” she said.

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