Douglas Shire Local Recovery Plan 2019

Douglas is committed to ensuring our communities have a successful recovery and a resilient future. Council has released an updated recovery plan detailing the impact of the 2019 Monsoon event and recovery efforts by the community. Impacts on all recovery objectives have been compounded by the four activated disasters occurring in the Shire over a three month period.

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The Douglas Shire region is a beautiful place to live.  However, like most other regions, there is a potential risk of natural hazards. In our case, these are likely to be cyclones and floods. We can’t afford to be complacent about the dangers they present.

Below is a list of our Disaster and Emergency Information pages within this website to assist you with vital information.

Click on the links below to read more about each area of disaster planning and management or download a copy of the Local Disaster Management Plan – Douglas Shire Council Region.


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Emergency Contacts

Life Threatening Emergency 000
SES Flood & Storm Assistance 13 25 00
Power Lines Down 13 16 70
Local Disaster Coordination Centre (after/ post cyclone) 4098 2599
Power Failures 13 22 96
Main Road Closures 13 19 40


Get Ready – Disaster Resilience

What is a severe storm, flood or cyclone hits today, are you ready? Find out how to ensure you and your family can be best prepared for the worst in the event of a natural disaster.


Make sure you are prepared as you can be in the event of a cyclone by following these handy tips and links to vital information about cyclones.

Cyclone FAQ

Have your questions about cyclones answered with this informative list of FAQs.


Handy hints and information about how to best prepare for floods and what to do to ensure you and your property are as safe as possible.

Evacuation advice

Do you need to evacuate? Check our evacuation advice to see if you should prepare to get to a safer area in the event of a natural disaster.

Storm Tide Evacuation Maps

Check out the storm tide surge evacuation maps to see if you may be at risk of storm tide flooding associated with a cyclone.

Local Disaster Management Group

The Douglas Local Disaster Management Group consists of key agencies responsible for preparing our communities for a natural disaster and cleaning up the damage afterwards.

Port Douglas Storm Tide Cyclone Shelter

The Port Douglas Storm Tide Cyclone Shelter is a purpose-built public cyclone shelter designed and constructed for the protection of vulnerable people during the lead up to and passage of a severe tropical cyclone.

Foxton Bridge Flood Cam

See real-time images of Foxton Bridge in Mossman to determine if the township is accessible on the northern approach in times of flooding.