Thursday, October 26, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
Storm season in the Whitsundays starts on the 1st of November and continues until the 30th of April.
It is more important than ever to make sure you are prepared for the season, by understanding your zoning, having a disaster plan in place for your household, having an emergency and evacuation kit ready and also having a plan in place for pets in case of emergency.
To help the community keep up to date with storm and disaster news, Council now offers an opt-in notification service exclusively through the Whitsunday Disaster Dashboard. This service allows residents to receive real-time alerts and notifications tailored to their individual needs, including emergency news and weather warnings.
The Whitsundays has seen approximately 7 cyclones pass directly through our region since 2010, the largest and most notable being Cyclone Debbie in 2017.
For more information on how to get ready for storm season, head to the Disaster and Emergency section on Council's website.