Cyclone and flood emergency information
Latest news via Twitter and Facebook
The Cairns Disaster Coordination Centre Facebook and Twitter accounts are only activated when there is information about a current disaster, emergency or event in the region.
Deaf Services Queensland has prepared information on the current cyclone situation in Auslan. Click to view the most recent Deaf Services QLD cyclone information YouTube clip .
Cyclone guide and information for people who have difficulties reading, or who use symbols and simple language as their preferred method of communicating.
To plot the cyclone’s route, use the latitude and longitude readings and mark them on the map.
A checklist of items you should have at home in case of an emergency
Household Emergency Plan template
Council has a disaster management plan which embraces mitigation, prevention, preparedness, response and recovery strategies.
A cyclone guide for people with low vision.
Plan, pack and listen. Information for residents and visitors including emergency contacts, emergency check list, evacuation advice and planning for cyclones.
Public Storm Tide Cyclone Shelters brochure
SES contact details throughout the region.
Information and maps for the Cairns area on what to do if a tsunami alert is issued.
Disaster Coordination Centre (when the Centre is activated)
Telephone (07) 4044 3377
Disaster Management Unit
PO Box 359
Cairns QLD 4870 Australia
Ph (07) 4044 3044
Fx (07) 4044 3830
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