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Queenslanders urged to make emergency plan

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Australian Red Cross is urging Queensland residents to take action and make an Emergency RediPlan in the face of forecast weather events across the state.

With active severe heatwave warnings from Bureau of Meteorology for Peninsula, Gulf Country, Channel Country, Maranoa and Warrego and Darling Downs and Granite Belt Districts, alongside the risk of Tropical Cyclone Jasper escalating, now is the time to get prepared.

Australian Red Cross State Director for Queensland, Garry Page said the better prepared we are for disaster, the better we can cope and recover.

“When it comes to natural disasters, Australians have a growing sentiment that anything could happen in the next 12 months but we know that only 10 per cent are actively getting prepared,” Mr Page said.

“Importantly, the more prepared you are physically and psychologically, the lower the post-disaster emotional impact.

“We urge every Australian to take the critical step of adopting an emergency RediPlan or a strategy to equip yourself and your family to face emergencies head-on.

“Emergencies can be scary and stressful, and most people under a lot of stress don’t think as clearly as usual, affecting decisions and reactions. Being prepared means you can look after yourself, your loved ones and what’s important to you.

an emergency.

“RediPlan is designed to be simple and work for you in all kinds of emergencies.

 

“You can download the Australian Red Cross ‘Get Prepared’ app or visit the Australian Red Cross website to complete your RediPlan online.”

For more information on how to get prepared for emergencies visit redcross.org.au/prepare/.


Contact details:

For media inquiries please contact: media@redcross.org.au, 1800 733 443.

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