Be prepared for emergencies


Preparation is the most important step when dealing with emergency situations. We have information about warning systems in place and necessary contact details.

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The Toowoomba Region is one of Australia’s most picturesque and productive areas. We are blessed with moderate climatic conditions, rich soil and beautiful landscapes. However, just like any region, from time to time we are faced with adverse weather events ...
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Below is a list of emergency contact numbers to add to your household emergency plan, your emergency kit and your evacuation kit. Emergency services If you need Police, Fire or Ambulance in an emergency call 000 (triple zero). An emergency is when a ...
We have installed two community alert sirens in our region as part of our disaster management functions. These sirens have been installed to alert residents to a major emergency that is likely to, or will, impact the community’s safety.   Siren locations Wylahra ...
In the case of an emergency, you may receive a voice message on your landline or a text message on your mobile phone. Emergency Alert is a telephone warning system that emergency services can use to send alerts to communities ...
During summer our region can be affected by heatwaves, which are long periods of very hot weather, ranging from 37°C to 42°C. You can stay up to date with heatwave warnings by listening to information issued by the Bureau of Meteorology on tv ...
Bushfires are fuelled by vegetation, unpredictable in nature and can quickly change direction with wind conditions. Any areas that are close enough to be affected by burning material, embers and smoke can be threatened by bushfires, potentially causing major damage to ...
Severe storms are often unpredictable and can occur at any time, involving lightning, thunder, hail, wind gusts and flash flooding. These storms can cause major damage to property, injury and loss of life. Pay attention to severe storm warnings issued by ...
Localised or flash flooding can occur after torrential rain causing drainage systems to reach capacity and overflow quickly.   Flood preparation Pay attention to flood warnings issued by the Bureau of Meteorology and visit www.bom.com.au to find out if your area may be impacted. ...
A health epidemic occurs when an infectious disease spreads rapidly to many people in a given population within a short period of time. If a health epidemic occurs and you suspect you may be ill, phone 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 ...
An earthquake is a shaking of the earth’s crust, striking without warning and varying greatly in severity. Earthquakes can be caused by underground volcanic forces, breaking of rock under the earth’s surface, and sudden movement along an existing fault line. Warning ...
The flood early warning system provides advanced warning that water levels in Toowoomba and Oakey creeks are likely to reach a level of flooding that could close roads and/or pose a threat to businesses and houses. As well as sending out ...
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