At a community meeting on April 8th Susan Trapatt, Moreton Bay Engagement and Training Coordinator, outlined a disaster management plan for Beachmere. Also leading the discussion was Sergeant Peter Thompson from Caboolture Police.
While Beachmere has suffered over the past few years from Bushfire, Storm Surge, and Floods, 'disaster' can take many forms. Trapatt argued that communities need to be prepared in order to be resilient.
Because we do get 'cut off' when the Caboolture river floods, Beachmere is prone to isolation, maybe even for days. As part of the Council's Disaster Management Plan, Club Beachmere will now serve as an Isolated Community Neighborhood Centre which will be liaised with and serviced in the case of a disaster event.
As a source of information, internet access, communication, electricity in case of a local power failure, etc Club Beachmere will be resourced by Council and emergency services and function as our community centre if our township becomes isolated.
Reliable information (such as river heights and weather reports) can be obtained from links listed in the margin to your right, but there are some key resources you can access in order to prepare your household for any eventuality of a disaster:
- Register for Moreton Alert warning service
- Tune in your battery operated radio to ABC 612AM, 101.5FM or 99.7FM
- Familiarise yourself with the Bureau of Meteorology website.
- Access information from the Council's disaster management resources pages.
- You can also connect with the council's disaster management on facebook or on Twitter.