Knock on next door
Police are again urging people to check on their neighbours as flood waters recede.
Acting Inspector Gareth Bosley from the District Disaster Co-ordination Centre said check in on your neighbours and make sure they are okay.
“Many people don’t have friends and family to check on them so it’s up to the whole community to do their part and look out for their neighbours.
“If you can’t locate your neighbours or are concerned for their welfare, it’s important to contact your local police station or phone Policelink on 131 444 and report it.”
Emergency Services remain on standby throughout the State to assist residents. For storm and flood related assistance contact the State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500 and for assistance in a life threatening emergency call Triple Zero (000).
Members of the public can access the following sites to obtain further information regarding weather and road conditions.
- Bureau of Meteorology website for up to date weather information, including up-coming forecasts;
- The Traffic and Travel information site at http://131940.qld.gov.au
- The RACQ road closure site on 1300 130 595 or http://www.racq.com.au/travel/Maps_and_Directions/road_conditions
- More information about flood and cyclone preparation and emergency kits can be found at www.disaster.qld.gov.au;
- Monitor local councils and local radio stations for local information and updates.
When you hear a flood warning
- Listen to your local radio station for severe storm advice and warnings;
- Plan to move vehicles, outdoor equipment, garbage, chemicals and poisons to higher locations;
- Plan which indoor items you will raise or empty if water threatens your home (e.g. freezers and refrigerators); and
- Check your emergency kit and safeguard your pets.
What to do if you need to evacuate
- Pack warm clothing, essential medications, valuables, personal papers, mobile phone, photos and mementos in waterproof bags to be taken with your emergency kit;
- Raise furniture, clothing and valuables on to beds, tables and into roof spaces;
- Empty freezers and refrigerators, leaving doors open;
- Turn off power, water and gas;
- Whether you leave or stay, put sandbags in the toilet bowl and over all laundry/bathroom drain holes to prevent sewage back-flow;
- Lock your home and take recommended evacuation routes for your area; and
- Don’t drive in water of unknown depth and current.
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