Storms, floods and cyclones are some of the more undesirable aspects of life in Queensland. Many areas are still recovering from the devastating floods of 2010-11 and the effects of Cyclone Yasi.
We should all be properly prepared for the threat of a natural disaster. When an emergency strikes, the Department of Justice and Attorney General (DJAG) is there to help with information, advice and support for those affected.
The following links will take you to useful sites that provide important safety information, advice and assistance about what to do before, during and after a natural disaster strikes.
Get yourself prepared
Don’t wait for a natural disaster to strike, be prepared.
- Department of Community Safety ‘be prepared’ advice
- Electrical Safety Office electrical safety preparation
When an emergency strikes
For the latest information about flood and storm warnings, visit:
Stay safe during clean up and recovery
The immediate aftermath of a natural disaster can as dangerous as the event itself; these sites provide important safety information.
- Electrical safety in storms and floods
- Workplace health and safety during the clean up
- Removing asbestos during the cleanup
Services for storm, flood and cyclone victims
These pages may be useful should you become the victim of a natural disaster.
- Free mediation services for disputes between neighbours
- Free replacement of business licences and certificates from the Office of Fair Trading
- Other assistance and services available to cyclone and flood victims
Other useful links
- The Queensland Government disaster website
- Queensland Reconstruction Authority
- Commission of Inquiry into the Queensland flood disaster