It’s time to Get Ready, Maranoa!
Maranoa residents are being urged to prepare for extreme weather as part of Get Ready Queensland Week 2023.
Happening right now, 9-15 October, Get Ready Queensland Week is a time for Queenslanders to take steps to prepare their family and property against natural disasters.
Get Ready Queensland is a year-round, all-hazards, resilience building initiative of the Queensland Government.
Queensland Reconstruction Authority CEO Major General Jake Elwood (Retd) said it was important Maranoa communities were prepared for any type of extreme weather.
“It doesn’t matter if you’re new to an area or have lived there for years. A homeowner or renting. Preparing for extreme weather is important, so we’re asking Queenslanders to understand their risk, make a household emergency plan, and pack an emergency kit.
Mayor Tyson Golder said it is vital that families have a plan in place and are ready if a natural disaster occurs, talking about what you would do in an emergency is an important conservation that all families should have.
“I’m proud of the way our community always steps up to support each other when disaster strikes.
“Extreme weather can affect us all, and we all have a part to play, so I encourage every Maranoa resident to take this opportunity to Get Ready.” Cr Golder said.
Get Ready Queensland Ambassador and rugby league legend Johnathan Thurston said there are basic things Queenslanders can do now to prepare for disaster season.
“Regardless of where you live in Queensland, you are at risk from the effects of extreme weather,” Mr Thurston said.
“It’s very important to understand what risks you might face and what to do to stay safe in the event of an emergency, and that’s what Get Ready Queensland is all about.”