Maranoa residents are no strangers to extreme weather events or natural disasters, with a severe flood event as recent as February 2012. It is important however, to remember that floods are not the only threat to the region. Fires, severe storms and extreme weather patterns are also serious and common occurrences throughout the Maranoa.

Storm season in the Maranoa generally occurs during spring and summer, so from September through to February, or even as late as March.  Severe weather during this time can include heavy rain, lightning, hail and damaging winds.

Read on to find out about Council’s disaster management processes and how to be adequately prepared in the event of a natural disaster.  Be sure to include your family and children in disaster management preparations.