Disaster management plans to be tested in simulated exercise

FRASER Coast and district disaster management groups will test out their plans to deal with natural disaster in a simulated 'desktop' exercise.

The teams, who will meet at a club in Hervey Bay on Tuesday, will look closely at their disaster management protocols for the approaching storm and cyclone season.

Bureau of Meteorology meteorologist Adam Woods said there was not yet any indication to suggest the approaching storm season on the Fraser Coast would be out of the ordinary.

"Localised flooding can occur in any wet season, but major widespread flooding such as in 2011, is less likely in an El Nino season," he said.

"But much of South East Queensland does have a higher than normal potential for bushfire activity this season."



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