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.

Sandbags can help reduce the amount of water that may enter a building or home during low level flooding. To obtain sandbags contact the SES on 13 74 68. If you are in an emergency flood storm situation contact the SES emergency number - 132 500. ...
Mum and child at Highfields pool
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 or radio or by visiting their website. Before and during a heatwave you should: Check your air-conditioner and fans are in working order Plan to spend time in a cool place eg. shopping centre ...
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 alerts, the system can also trigger changes to traffic lights so motorists will know to stop and not attempt to cross flooded roads. The flood early warning system is based on ...
A few hours spent working through simple planning tasks with your household, putting aside supplies and securing your home could mean the difference between life and death. Here are three simple tasks to assist in preparing your household for natural hazards and emergencies: 1. Prepare an emergency plan and prepare for evacuation 2. Prepare an emergency kit 3. Prepare your home ...
Listen on the radio to ABC and local media for emergency updates. We recommend the following contacts to assist in the event of a disaster. Emergency services If you need Police, Fire or Ambulance in an emergency call triple zero (000). An emergency is when a crime is happening now, when a life is threatened or when the event is time critical, such as a fire. ...
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 via landline telephones based on the location of the handset and to mobile phones based on the billing address.  If you receive an emergency alert and want more information, follow ...
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