Get Ready Mackay

Get Ready Mackay! Storm season is upon us and NOW is the time to get ready!

In line with Get Ready Queensland week, council is launching a new campaign – Get Ready Mackay! This month-long awareness campaign aims to educate residents on how to prepare for a variety of disasters. The campaign will run from October 12 to November 6.

Over the month we will be posting lots of information on our council Facebook page educating residents on a variety of hazards and topics. Check it out to ensure you are up to date on the latest storm season information.

We’d love to see what practical steps residents are taking to prepare their households. Not only will you be protecting your house and loved ones but there is a great prize up for grabs.258424

Fill out the form below and upload a photo showing us how you are preparing for storm season for your chance to WIN a Makita bluetooth radio, including two 18V batteries and a charger, worth over $700!

When it comes to disasters, Mackay has had them all – floods, bushfires, heatwaves and cyclones – severe weather patterns are all part of living in a tropical paradise. However, history has shown us that our best defence is preparedness. We don’t want residents to be alarmed – just prepared.

Make sure you know the five knows for evacuating. Know when to go, know where to go, know how to move, know what to take, know your neighbours.

Go to council’s Emergency Dashboard and opt in to receive text messages and email notifications of Emergency Alerts and weather warnings in our region. This is such an important way for residents to keep updated. Don’t wait for a disaster to be on our doorstep, sign up today!

We have a dedicated Emergency Management team at council, working very hard to ensure we, as a community, are the best prepared we can be for disasters – We’re ready for disaster season, now it’s your turn Mackay region.

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Making decisions in an emergency can be stressful. Make an evacuation plan now, before disaster strikes.

Get your household evacuation plan together by filling out this plan. It is a simple plan which explains the 5 knows that households can personalise and use to get ready.

Get Ready Mackay Photo Competition

Show us how you are preparing for storm season for your chance to WIN a Makita bluetooth radio, including two 18V batteries and a charger.

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