Redlands Coast residents are being urged to sign up to Council’s free emergency notification messaging service as part of their preparations for storm and bushfire season.
Redland City Mayor and Local Disaster Management Group chair Karen Williams said the Redlands Coast Alerts messaging service was an important part of Council’s disaster and emergency communications.
“Like any region, Redlands Coast is subject to severe weather events so it is important the community can receive alerts in time so they can prepare,” Cr Williams said.
“It is also important to stay informed during a disaster event and the Redlands Coast Alerts messaging service is just one of the channels available to our community.
“Residents can sign up to receive community alerts, which are issued when there are significant impacts to the community.
“This could include information on a water shutdown, gas leak, toxic smoke hazard, fire, or details on sandbag stations and evacuation centres.
“Residents can also register to receive flood warnings for four local roads – Allan Day Drive in Wellington Point, Avalon Road in Sheldon, Moores Road in Redland Bay, and the corner of Nelson and Pitt roads in Wellington Point.
“There is also an option to sign up for Bureau of Meteorology warnings and alerts.”
Cr Williams said Redlands Coast Alerts offered localised information but did not replace official warnings provided by the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services.
“The local service complements the messaging issued by state agencies through their social media channels and through the BOM Weather app, which pushes out notifications,” she said.
“As it is an opt-in service, Redlands Coast Alerts will only be sent to people who register to receive them.
“You can decide which notifications to receive and whether to receive them via SMS or email, except for Bureau of Meteorology notifications, which are only available via email.
“It is very easy to register; just go to the Redlands Coast Disaster Dashboard at disaster.redland.qld.gov.au, select the green ‘Redlands Coast Alerts’ tile and follow the instructions.”
For more information on Redlands Coast Alerts, visit redland.qld.gov.au/RCAlerts