In the event of a cyclone, evacuation advice is based on potential storm surge
Council does not issue evacuation advice, or provide evacuation shelters, for wind and heavy rain associated with the cyclone.
In most cases, the safest thing to do in a cyclone is to shelter in place – that is to stay at home and ride it out with your household.
You should also consider evacuating if you live in a pre-1982 home or feel concerned for your safety.
If you need to or decide to evacuate the best option is always to go to family, friends or colleagues outside threatened areas. Plan this now and include the information in your household emergency plan.
Only residents of storm surge inundation areas will be admitted to Council's storm tide cyclone shelters or places of refuge.
Staying at home
If staying home, decide which room to shelter in.
The best option is an internal room with few or small windows, such as the bathroom.
Use mattresses and other bedding to protect yourself and make sure your household emergency kit is in the room for the duration of the event.
Storm surge evacuation
If you live in an area likely to be impacted by storm surge you may be advised to evacuate. Do not wait - go when advised.
Evacuation advice is based on 'zones' - red, orange and yellow - relating to the level of potential inundation from storm surge.
If you need to evacuate, plan the best route from your property, and include this in your household emergency plan.