INFORMATION ARRIVING IN THE MAIL TO HELP YOU BETTER PREPARE FOR FLOODS AND NATURAL HAZARDS
The Queensland Government released their Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience in 2017.
One of the key objectives of this strategy is to ensure Queenslanders understand their disaster risk by having access to up to date risk information, are better informed and better prepared for disasters.
Flooding is one of the highest risks to residents of the Banana Shire with a number of flood events having occurred over recent years. As such Banana Shire Council has recently completed a flood study for the Shire.
One outcome of the study is the development of a number of flood hazard maps to improve knowledge of the potential flood risk to the region. In the mail over the coming days you will receive a USB containing these flood hazard maps to assist you in understanding this hazard risk.
Also included is other information to assist you in preparing for natural hazard events to enable you to be better prepared and able to respond and recover from such events should they occur.
Distribution of these documents has been supported through funding provided by the Queensland Government under its Get Ready Queensland programme. Further details are available via http://www.qldreconstruction.org.au/get-ready-qld-for-councils
You are encouraged to take the time to view these documents and ensure that you are appropriately prepared.
Should you have any queries concerning the flood hazard maps please contact Council’s Manager Technical Services Mr Allan Heit on 4992 9500.