Townsville disaster management information goes digital
Date published: 29 October 2017
Townsville City Council is easing the fight for information during severe weather events with the online launch of its Emergency Management Dashboard today.
Mayor Jenny Hill, who is also the chair of the Local Disaster Management Group, said the dashboard is a digital initiative designed to be a one-stop website for emergency information.
“With the upcoming cyclone season almost upon us, this is the perfect time to get this website up and running,” Mayor Hill said.
“Residents and visitors to the region can now go to a single website and get vital emergency information and updates so they can be better prepared in the event of a cyclone or any other disaster.
“We want to make it as easy as possible for people to get the information they need during a disaster so they can plan and be ready.
“The website also has important information like power outages, emergency contacts, evacuation centres and information and how to take care of family pets during a severe weather event.
“The website will also provide information relating to road conditions whether they be road works or roads cut due to flood waters or bush fires.
“This website along with the Cyclone Sunday event at Strand Park will provide residents with the latest information on how to cope with natural disasters.”
Townsville City Council is holding a three free days of dumping at all dumps across the city this weekend so residents can clean up their yards just prior to the cyclone season.
The new Emergency Management Dashboard is available at http://disaster.townsville.qld.gov.au/.