Two disaster preparation seminars will be held across the region this month to give the community essential knowledge and resources to face upcoming summer weather challenges head-on.
Hosted by Encircle, the Connected Communities: Ready and Set to Go seminars will be held at Petrie on December 13 and Dayboro on December 19.
The free event will bring together experts from the City of Moreton Bay, Queensland Health and Encircle, who will share insights and resources on how people can prepare for and recover from natural disasters.
With the weather starting to warm up and storm season officially underway, Encircle community resilience project support worker Melissa Cerveny says now is the time to act and prepare your home.
"It's so easy to push emergency preparation to the side when we're all so busy, but it's not if something bad happens, it's a matter of when,” Melissa says.
“Save yourself the heartache and financial loss. Take the time to come to one of our local events and learn how to protect yourself.”
The seminars will also include educational children's activities that will teach them how to stay safe during storms, giveaways, and light refreshments.
Everyone who attends will also have the opportunity to receive free disaster packs that can aid in emergency preparedness.
The Connected Communities: Ready and Set to Go seminars will be held on:
- Wednesday, December 13 from 5-7pm at Bray Hall, 3 Mundin St, Petrie and;
- Tuesday, December 19 from 5-7pm at Dayboro Community Hall, Bradley St, Dayboro.
It is free to attend but registrations are required.