DOUGLAS Shire Council is calling on the community to send in their snaps of the January 2019 floods.

Prizes are up for grabs with the best photos to be used for a public display at the Port Douglas Community Hall next month as part of the Get Ready campaign for the upcoming cyclone season.

The project is run by Community Development Officer Kathrina Southwell, who is jointly-employed by Cook Shire Council, Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council and Douglas Shire Council, to work with communities worst affected by the 2019 monsoon trough by improving recovery and resilience.

“The art exhibition will be a space for residents to discuss their flood experiences, help them recover from the monsoonal trough and encourage them to be prepared,” Ms Southwell said.

“It is also a great opportunity to educate visitors to the area on the dangers of floods and how they can prepare for these events during the wet season.”

In late-January 2019, the monsoon trough event caused major flooding for many towns in Far North Queensland.

The Daintree River recorded the highest major flood level in 118 years, causing damage to some households and isolating many communities.

The public photo gallery will be launched on November 19 at Port Douglas Community Hall and will be on display until November 21. The gallery will then move to Daintree and other smaller communities affected by the 2019 monsoonal trough. This event is supported by the Australian and Queensland Governments.

If you have any questions, please email ksouthwell@cook.qld.gov.au, or phone 4082 0500.

To be prepared this wet season, follow the Douglas Disaster Information Facebook page (@DouglasDisasterInfo) for updates, and stay connected at the Douglas Dashboard: http://dashboard.douglas.qld.gov.au/

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