Coun­cil’s cy­clone video is a Queens­land first

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

WHIT­SUN­DAY Re­gional Coun­cil has be­come the first coun­cil in Queens­land to make a video in­form­ing the public about cy­clone shel­ters.

The video, pro­duced by Coun­cil in con­junc­tion with lo­cal dis­as­ter man­age­ment com­pany QIT Plus, and pro­vides vi­tal in­for­ma­tion for vis­i­tors and res­i­dents of the Whit­sun­day re­gion about the cy­clone shel­ters in Bowen and Proser­pine. Mayor Jen­nifer Whit­ney said the video re­it­er­ated the safest and most com­fort­able op­tion for most peo­ple dur­ing a se­vere weather event was to shel­ter at their home or with friends and fam­ily. She said the vi- deo ex­plained the last op­tion avail­able to peo­ple un­able to leave the warn­ing area was shel­ter­ing at one of the public cy­clone shel­ters – at the Bowen State High School on Rich­mond Road, or the Proser­pine State School on Sterry Street.

Cr Whit­ney said cy­clone shel­ters were short-term op­tions dur­ing se­vere weather events, with evac­u­a­tion and re­cov­ery cen­tres es­tab­lished for peo­ple re­quir­ing longer term ac­com­mo­da­tion.

The video can be viewed on YouTube or for more in­for­ma­tion about the cy­clone shel­ters visit www.whit­sun­day.qld.gov.au/cy­clone-shel­ters.

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