February 11, 2020
The South Burnett’s Local Disaster Management Group met in Kingaroy on Tuesday morning to discuss the predicted weather conditions in the region.
With more heavy rainfall anticipated, the LDMG moved to “alert” status and is currently working with local emergency services to monitor weather conditions.
CEO Mark Pitt reminded residents to “be prepared” as the storm season was now upon us.
“The South Burnett Local Disaster Management Group will continue to monitor local weather conditions and whilst this much needed rain is most welcome in the South Burnett following recent dry conditions, we are also preparing for any situation which may arise,” Mr Pitt said.
Residents can help prepare for emergencies by:
- Preparing an Emergency Plan
- Preparing an Emergency Kit
- Preparing their homes / businesses / farms
- Tuning into warnings
- Re-stocking the pantry
- Ensuring prescriptions are filled
- Ensuring adequate supplies of fuel, gas and medication
Useful websites and contacts:
- South Burnett Regional Council’s Disaster Dashboard
- Department of Transport & Main Roads road closures or phone 13-19-40
- Current dam levels are available on the Sunwater website
In a life-threatening emergency, including vehicles trapped in floodwater, people should call triple zero (000) immediately.
For storm and flood-related assistance, contact the State Emergency Service on 13-25-00.
UPDATE February 14: The LDMG has now stood down.