During the warmer months, the risk of bushfires in the Gympie region increases. Get to know your risk of bushfires and have your plan ready to stay safe.
Make sure you keep up to date with the latest news from:
- Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
- Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) and
- Rural Fire Service Queensland.
Take a look at council’s Disaster Dashboard for road conditions, power outages and river heights during a disaster in the Gympie region.
Remember to stay tuned to your local ABC Radio station for the latest updates following a weather event.
Disaster Management in Queensland - Awareness
Take a look at this short video which shows how disasters are managed in Queensland.
Disaster Management Plans
Gympie Regional Council has prepared a Disaster Management Plan which sets out council’s decision making process.
The Gympie CBD Flood Plan is designed to reduce the impact of flooding on Gympie's CBD.
The flood plan applies to businesses in the following areas:
- The flood prone area bounded by Channon Street, Nash Street, Young Street, River Road
- The Monkland Street intersection with the Bruce Highway
- Around Jane and Violet Streets
- The One Mile Ovals.
When it comes to extreme weather events in Queensland, it’s not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’. That’s why every household must be ready to respond if disaster strikes.
Get Ready Queensland helps communities to minimise the impact of natural disaster on their community.
Now is the time to ‘Get Ready’. Prepare your ‘WHAT-IF’ plan today.
Click here to take the Get Ready Queensland Challenge, and interactive online game.