Council's Disaster Dashboard is now up and running. Refer to it to keep up to date with local road conditions, Council service disruptions, weather information, and power outages: https://dashboard.mountisa.qld.gov.au/
There you can also view social media feeds from Police, Council, Ergon Energy, local media, the Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, the Queensland Ambulance Service, and the North West Hospital and Health Service. There's also an interactive document that can help bring you up to speed with what you should do during a disaster.
Disaster Management Links
Please refer to the following webpages for comprehensive information on disaster management:
- Disaster Management Queensland
- Weather Warnings for Mount Isa (Bureau of Meteorology)
- District Disaster Management Plans (Queensland Police)
- Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (Queensland Reconstruction Authority)
- Disaster Financial Arrangements (Disaster Management Queensland)
You can also download Mount Isa City Council's Local Disaster Management Plan.
Wet Season Safety
Floodwaters in Mount Isa are extremely dangerous.
Between October and April, including the Christmas holidays, is the wet season, so protect yourself when journeying by checking travel conditions and seeking different routes if necessary. Consider installing a UHF radio in your car, pack extra water and snacks, and never attempt to cross flooded roads.
Remember, floodwaters can be fatal.
Are you prepared for storm season? Don't wait until it's too late - get ready now and prepare.
Find out more by visiting the Queensland Reconstruction Authority's Get Ready Queensland website.
Mount Isa City Council's Disaster Management Plan aims to minimise the effects of disasters or significant emergencies within the community by ensuring a coordinated risk-management approach involving prevention, preparedness, response and recover strategies at Local, State and Federal Government levels.