Stay Safe This Storm Season

Keep your disaster kit ready, prepare your home and have an emergency plan that all the family know about - do it now - not when disaster strikes

Keep your disaster kit ready, prepare your home and have an emergency plan that all the family know about – do it now – not when disaster strikes

Gympie Regional Council continues to monitor developments relating to COVID-19 and will assess any potential impacts on Council services and events.

COVID-19 updates are available on the Queensland Health website www.qld.gov.au/health and Council’s website www.gympie.qld.gov.au.

At the Cooloola Coast Community Local Disaster Management Support Group (CCCLDMSG) meeting held last month, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) presented the Fire Seasonal Outlook.

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) incoming Senior Ranger provided an update on their burn program and how camping has been managed during COVID-19.

Tony Brangan from Cooloola Coast General Practice gave an insight into the operations of the practice and Diane Bradford, Gympie Regional Council’s Advisor – Disaster Management, provided an update on Council’s disaster management priorities. Thanks to all who attended a great meeting.

Storm and cyclone season is upon us. Residents can make a big difference to their safety by taking a few small steps – prepare your home, have an emergency kit handy, have an emergency plan, and if severe weather comes our way, stay tuned to warnings. For information on being prepared go to Get Ready Queensland – www.getready.qld.gov.au/

Want to know more? Come along to the next Support Group meeting on Tuesday December 1 starting at 9.30am.

For further information, phone Terry Steele on 0439 862 264, or see us on facebook.com/CCCLDMSG.

Keep up to date with what is happening in the area during the storm season by accessing the Gympie Regional Council Disaster Dashboard – http://disaster.gympie.qld.gov.au/

Meet:  Quarterly on the first Tuesday of the month (March, June, September and December)

Where:  Cooloola Cove Veterans and Community Hall, Santa Maria Court, Cooloola Cove.

Contact: Terry Steele – 0439 862 264