Council funding for Cyclone Testing Station to improve disaster resilience

Date published: 25 July 2018

Townsville City Council today voted to provide a $22,000 contribution to James Cook University’s Cyclone Testing Station.

Townsville Mayor and Local Disaster Management Group Chair Jenny Hill said the research conducted at the station is being used to make our region more disaster resilient.

“The Cyclone Testing Station provides expert advice to builders,” Cr Hill said.

“Council’s investment helps researchers to provide real-world solutions to keep our community safer during cyclone season.”

Cr Hill said it is important to ensure both your family and home are prepared for cyclone season.

“It’s important to be cyclone ready before the storm season hits,” Cr Hill said.

“Prepare a cyclone kit with enough non-perishable food and water to last at least three days.

“Discover your options for shelter during a cyclone and find out whether your property is in a storm tide evacuation zone.

“Make sure you stay in touch with all of the more up-to-date information with Council’s Emergency Management Dashboard – which is a one-stop shop for weather updates, road conditions and power outages.”