Council is showcasing an Extreme Weather photo exhibition to help build disaster resilience in the Douglas Shire.
Local residents have contributed some amazing “Extreme Weather” images which feature in the exhibition, being held in Council’s Mossman Administration Building foyer until December 1.
Mayor Julia Leu said while local residents were generally very resilient and prepared for natural disasters, the photo exhibition highlighted the devastating force of cyclones and monsoonal flooding.
“One of the categories in the photo exhibition is Community Response and these images also showcase the amazing contribution of our local emergency services and others in responding to the needs of their community in extremely difficult circumstances,” Mayor Leu said.
“Those people who captured these images have done a great job and the selection of photos on display are very diverse and really capture the essence of what an impact extreme weather has on the Douglas Shire.
“I encourage everyone to come out and take a look and it may prompt them to revisit their own disaster plans so they are properly prepared for this monsoon season.”
Council is developing Disaster Resilience USB wallet cards loaded with essential information to help local residents “Get Ready” for the monsoon season.
The Disaster Resilience USB wallet cards will be loaded with essential information such as storm surge maps, emergency contacts, the Douglas Shire Council Local Disaster Management Plan, evacuation advice and maps and tips for what to include in your home emergency kit.
Residents are encouraged to load their own important information on to the USB wallet card such as insurance papers, property documents, mortgage and bank details, birth and marriage certificates, immunisation records, an inventory of household goods and current medications.
To get one, simply visit the Extreme Weather photo competition until December 1 and provide your details to Frontline staff.