Council Urges Residents to be Prepared for Storm Season

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Council Urges Residents to be Prepared for Storm Season Contributed

Toowoomba Regional Council is well prepared to respond, if and when required, to any situation across the region during the summer storm season.

Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio is encouraging people right across the region to take simple precautions to get ready for any storms that pass our way and the likelihood of extreme summer heat.

Mayor Antonio said the Bureau of Meteorology had forecast very hot conditions for parts of southern Queensland in the coming days and week and reminded people to take all necessary precautions.

The Darling Downs also is highly likely to experience thunder, lightning and storms during the peak storm season between now and March and Mayor Antonio said the annual rumbling was a timely reminder about the serious side to living in the region.

Mayor Antonio called on residents to:

check and clean their roof, gutters and downpipes;
• identify loose objects in their yard such as outdoor furniture and toys that will have to be put away or secured if a storm approaches; and
• pack an emergency kit to set aside that includes torches, spare batteries, an emergency radio, canned food, UHT milk and bottled water.
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