Queensland experiences a range of natural disasters including floods, bush fires and cyclones.
When they occur, it is important for everyone to take heed of warnings on radio, television, via SMS and the internet.
During natural disasters, Queensland Police Service will regularly post updates on Facebook and via Twitter providing warning information and advice. The Bureau of Meteorology has comprehensive weather information and warnings.
The Australian Red Cross maintains a National Registration and Inquiry System for people displaced or inquiring about persons within a disaster area.
The best way to respond to a natural disaster is to make sure that you have an emergency kit prepared and an emergency plan established. Visit Queensland Government Disaster Management to learn how to prepare for a disaster.
Visitors should also note that during Queensland summers when conditions are often hot and dry, local fire bans are put into place to prevent bushfires. Visit Queensland Fire and Rescue Service for information about fire bans and bushfire warnings.
Roads can also be subject to flooding and information about road and travel conditions can be found by visiting QLD Traffic or ringing 131940. Information can also be found by visiting Road Conditions RACQ.