For life threatening emergencies phone Triple Zero (000).
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City of Gold Coast Disaster hotline: 1800 606 000
During a disaster, regular updates are provided by local radio stations including:
If you're tuning into the TV, Nine and Seven Gold Coast news also provide regular updates.
Queensland's primary warning and alert information sources are:
If your emergency is life threatening, phone Triple Zero (000) immediately.
This Australian Red Cross service can help you find and reunite with family and friends following a disaster. For details visit Register. Find. Reunite.
The City's evacuation centres may be activated if residents are required to evacuate their properties.
If an evacuation centre is activated, the location will be published on the City Dashboard
If your area is possibly under threat, you may receive evacuation advice from emergency services, the Queensland Government or the City of Gold Coast.
You may be advised through:
For your own safety and the safety of your family, it's vital you take these warnings seriously and evacuate as soon as possible as per your evacuation plan. Make sure you follow direction from Emergency Services.
If an evacuation is imminent, be sure to:
This Australian Red Cross service can help you find and reunite with family and friends in evacuation centres following a disaster.
For details visit Register. Find. Reunite.
Take care, stay line aware! Stay away from fallen power lines
If you've lost power, turn off your power points and unplug electrical equipment if it is safe to do so. Don't go outside during a storm to turn off power.
Do not run electrical equipment such as generators, extension leads or lighting in wet areas.
Some storms and floods can last for a long time. If the storm causes damage, do not attempt to make temporary electrical repairs. Turn the power off and have a licensed electrician perform the repairs after the bad weather has passed. If the power cannot be turned off, stay well away from the damaged equipment and call your electricity entity (Energex).
In a flood, place electrical equipment as high off the ground as possible.
Visit Energex for more information.