It's time to get ready for storm season

THE growing heat and rising humidity should be a big enough sign for any Fraser Coast resident - it is time to get ready for storm season.   State Emergency Services Wide Bay-Burnett area controller Jenny Millers appealed to all of the region's residents to ensure they had taken steps to make sure their house was safe.   The warnings come despite predictions of an El Nino weather system, meaning the chance of tropical storms and cyclones is reduced.   "We are yet to have a season where a cyclone has not crossed the coast,' Mr Millers said.   The SES volunteer said storms were a part of everyday life in Queensland, especially during summer and residents should ensure they were prepared.   "They need to make sure they have their roof checked, check their gutters and make sure they are not blocked and need to ensure that if we get a windy day lose items are tied down," Ms Millers said.   Ms Millers said in the event of a storm a pool was a good place for plastic furniture as it would not blow away once it was already submerged.   She suggested those with trampolines tied them to the fence to ensure they did not blow away and become "sails".   Ms Millers said families also needed to ensure they have a disaster plan in place.   For more information on preparing for storm season visit getready.qld.gov.au.  


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