Get ready for storms
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.
For more visit www.getready.qld.gov.au.