Hail heralds storm season ahead

Storm front over Cooran mountain Monday afternoon. Photo: Jason Makeig

If you didn’t have a ‘what if?’ plan at the start of Get Ready Queensland Week on Monday it may already be too late – as hail rained down on hinterland areas leaving the hills looking like snowfields.

Noosa Council is urging residents to prepare for upcoming weather events.

Council’s local disaster coordinator Carl Billingham said the plan should include strategies for dealing with extended power outages, property damage and loss of water supply in the wake of bushfires, severe storms and other disasters.

“It’s also important to consider pets as well as strategies you can employ in the event family members can’t get home during a disaster,” he said.

Mr Billingham said a Red Cross survey revealed less than half of Australians have thought about their risk of weather emergencies.

For ideas and tips visit getready.qld.gov.au

 

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