Free workshops for Get Ready Week

Published 3:00pm 6 October 2022

Free workshops for Get Ready Week
Words by Jodie Powell

A series of free workshops helping people prepare for storm and bushfire season will be held across the Moreton Bay Region as part of the annual Get Ready Week.

With the Bureau of Meteorology predicting the risk of heavy rainfall across western and southern Queensland over the next two weeks Mayor Peter Flannery says next week’s workshops will provide valuable and timely information.

“The Bureau of Meteorology has announced a third straight year of La Nina weather and we all know how devastating the February and March floods were,” Mayor Flannery says.

|“Many homes were completely inundated and destroyed by flood waters, so it’s important we all get on the front foot to prepare.|

Time to tidy up

“This Get Ready Week we’re urging residents to prepare their properties by putting together an emergency and evacuation plan, tidy up your properties and create an emergency kit.”

Mayor Flannery says businesses should prepare too.

“(They) should all create business continuity plans or update their existing plans, so they don’t get caught out in the event of a disaster.”

Mayor Flannery says the free Get Ready Week workshops across most Moreton Bay Region Libraries will be held between October 10 and 14 to help people prepare their properties and their emergency plans.

|“You’ll be able to pick up practical tips, tricks and ideas to help easily put together your emergency plans and a shopping checklist of items to include in your emergency kits before it’s too late.|

Here’s where to get help

“Council also offers a range of free resources to help keep you safe in the event of an emergency, like our free SMS service, MoretonAlert, which you can sign up for now to receive emergency warnings prior to an event.

“And our Disaster Portal is a one-stop shop to get real time information that you need to know, like road closures, evacuation centres and weather-related announcements.”

Find out more about the Get Ready Week workshops here.

Visit Council’s Disaster Portal here and sign up to the free MoretonAlert SMS system here.

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