Get disaster ready with Cyclone Sunday

Date published: 1 November 2018

Cyclone Sunday is back in 2018 to help Townsville residents prepare for natural disasters ahead of the wet season.

The event will educate the community on how to best keep themselves and their homes safe in the case of a disaster and provide an opportunity for residents and visitors to hear from disaster management experts.

Acting Mayor Cr Russ Cook said Cyclone Sunday is a great way to educate the community on how they can prepare and cope with a natural disaster.

“Cyclone Sunday provides residents – both new and long-term – the opportunity to meet with experts and get up-to-date tips for disaster preparation,” Cr Cook said.

“Participants can find information on storm tide evacuation zones, get important documents scanned, grab a free Cyclone Sunday bag and watch demonstrations from experts.”

“We’ve just had a free dump weekend to help residents clean up their homes and yards – Cyclone Sunday is a good way to follow up and learn from experts in the community.”

Emergency kits will be on sale throughout the day, with some of the proceeds donated to SES and Rural Fire. First aid kits will also be available to purchase.

Cr Cook said residents are also encouraged to visit the Townsville Emergency Management Dashboard for latest information in case of an emergency.

“The dashboard is a great tool for the community to stay informed and get up-to-date advice in case of a disaster,” Cr Cook said.

Cyclone Sunday is on at Strand Park on 4 November from 3-6pm.