Get Ready Queensland
When it comes to extreme weather events in Queensland, it’s not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’.
Queensland is the most natural disaster impacted state in Australia, exposing our communities and infrastructure to repeated damage.
As Queenslanders we understand the impacts from natural disasters can include minor inconveniences such as transport delays, needing to use alternative travel routes, collecting children early from school, massive queues at the petrol station or supermarket, and loss of power or internet connection.
And then there are the alarming scenarios like flood waters moving swiftly toward your house, a loved one unable to get home, and leaving behind pets during evacuation.
You can't control the weather or when the next disaster will hit Queensland, but you can be aware and prepared. Get Ready Queensland helps you to take the steps to protect what’s most important to you.
Three Steps to Get Ready
Step 1: Understand your risk
Step 2: Prepare a household emergency plan
Step 3: Pack and emergency kit
Get Ready In School's Project
In October 2021 as part of Get Ready Week, Noosa Council teamed up with Tewantin State School and Good Shepherd Lutheran Collage to deliver a new Disaster Preparedness program to year 5 students. The year 5 students participated in a collaborative presentation that included representatives from Noosa Council, Queensland Rural Fire service and the State Emergency Service (SES) and explored the four main risks in the region for disaster management - floods, storms, fires and heatwaves. The students had the opportunity to learn first-hand from the agencies about what they are covering in class and in the school based curriculum.
Noosa Council and our emergency service partners are keen to work with other local Noosa region-based schools in 2022. If your school is interested please complete the Get Ready In School's presentation expression of interest form.