Wild weather: Where to find info fast to save your life

THINGS change quickly in Queensland's storm season, so it's vital to keep in touch with latest developments and warnings.

Queensland Times will give you a head start when weather dramas are happening, and this website will keep you updated on local conditions and events during an emergency.

Tune into:

Your local radio and TV stations to listen for warnings, weather updates and local community safety announcements. The ABC has long led the way with fast, local information in emergencies.

Log on to:

The weather bureau for forecasts, warnings and the very handy live radar

The state disaster alert site and its disaster prep site

Your local council website

Listen out for:

The standard emergency warning signal - the siren sound at the beginning of serious warnings on radio and TV. Pay careful attention to the message that follows and act immediately on advice given.

Emergency alert voice messages to your landline and text messages to your mobile telephone - subscribe on emergencyalert.gov.au

Sirens and loudhailer announcements that emergency services may use

Emergency services personnel who may doorknock your local area to pass on warnings


Act quickly on the advice provided.

Ensure all householders are aware of the warning and advice.

Check on neighbours and friends who may need special assistance.

Activate your emergency plan and locate your emergency kit.

Evacuate if required - take your evacuation kit.

If you require emergency assistance from the SES after storm or flood events, you can lodge your request online or call 132 500.

Dial for warnings:

- Qld land weather and flood warnings, 1300 659 219.

- Qld coastal marine warnings, 1300 360 427.