Disaster Dashboard Drives Emergency Preparedness
The launch of a new online resource will provide vital information to the Scenic Rim community before, during and after a major weather event or natural disaster.
Council's Disaster Dashboard is a user-friendly platform developed as a single source for a wide range of information including updates about weather warnings, road conditions, power outages, and the operation of evacuation and recovery centres.
Mayor Greg Christensen said the introduction of the Disaster Dashboard will assist Scenic Rim residents to be stay informed and support their own 'what if' plans in the event of extreme weather and natural disasters.
"We can't control natural disasters and extreme weather events but we can control the way we respond to them," he said.
"This means having an emergency plan, an emergency kit, and being aware of potential threats through accurate and timely information."
The Disaster Dashboard online hub brings together social media feeds, emergency contact details, weather radar, emergency news and information about fire danger ratings, river heights and Seqwater dam levels.
"A vital part of disaster preparedness is knowing how to source reliable information quickly, so familiarisation with Disaster Dashboard should be a part of your 'what if' plan for a potential emergency," Cr Christensen said.
The Scenic Rim Disaster Dashboard is available at http://disasterdashboard.scenicrim.qld.gov.au/