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Powell Media Release – Get Ready Queensland – What’s your ‘what if’ Plan? (8 October 2014)

Queenslanders are urged to use their home-grown resilience and ‘get ready’ to face the possibility of wild weather this disaster season.

Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell MP said the State Government and RACQ would encourage locals to think about what could happen if they or their families were struck by wild weather.

“In recent times, natural disasters have caused havoc across Queensland. They can be unpredictable and it is up to every one of us to have a ‘what-if’ plan,” Mr Powell said.

This year RACQ Get Ready Week will be 13 – 19 October with Get Ready Day on 19 October. That is the time for families to make sure they have a plan in case disaster strikes.

“I urge individuals and businesses to get in touch with our Council and myself, and make use of the information around our local community,” Mr Powell said.

“Over the next few months, locals are encouraged to make small preparations, like deciding on a meeting point, and a close contact if you find yourself caught in a disaster.

“Prepare your house to be storm and disaster ready and make sure you have enough food and water in your emergency kit to survive at least three days.

“It’s these small moves which will help our community recover even more quickly if a disaster was to strike.”

The Queensland Government has more information to help you and your family prepare at getready.qld.gov.au

 [ENDS] 8 October 2014

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