Be prepared for natural disasters
WHEN it comes to extreme weather events in Queensland, it’s not a matter of ‘if’ it will happen, but ‘when’.
Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said over the past week Queensland had already experienced unprecedented bushfires, and more extreme weather events were likely over the summer period.
He urged primary producers to be prepared in case of major weather events.
“Although forecasts indicate that fewer cyclones may develop this season, it only takes one to cause severe damage,” Mr Furner said.
“By taking preventative steps early, you can reduce the risk of damage and financial loss from disasters, and potentially save lives.
“Getting ready now can save you a lot of heartache after a disaster event and aid in your post-disaster recovery.
“We have a wealth of information to help landholders prepare for destructive weather.”
For more information on preparing for a natural disaster contact visit www.business.qld.gov.au, www.getready.qld.gov.au or www.daf.qld.gov.au.