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Rockhampton Locals Assured of Protection During Natural Disaster

By David Bell

Owners of real estate in Rockhampton are lucky people, with close proximity to lovely beaches, national parks and the Fitzroy River.

But Rockhampton Regional Council is warning that despite all its beauty, the area can be subjected to natural disasters and therefore residents should be prepared for such occurrences.

The council is assuring locals that if a natural disaster does occur, there are response systems in place to keep residents safe.

"Rockhampton Regional Council is committed to ensuring our region is prepared for any disaster," it explained.

"This is achieved through the Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) and the development of the Local Disaster Management Plan."

The council has been supported by the LDMG in implementing response strategies, in addition to mitigation, preparation and recovery approaches if an unlikely disaster does take place.

Residents can access a number of resources that may be beneficial in preparing for an event, with the Rockhampton Regional Council's Disasters Happen DVD outlining appropriate responses to any event.

A number of fact sheets on identifying dangerous weather and understanding emergency warning systems are also on offer.

The flood, cyclone and storm season is from November to April, while the bushfire period is typically from July to November.

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