Council urges residents to be prepared for storm season, summer heat, fires

Toowoomba Regional Council is well prepared to respond, if and when required, to any situation across the region during the summer storm season.

Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio is encouraging residents across the region to take simple precautions to prepare for any storms that pass our way and the likelihood of more extreme summer heat.

Mayor Antonio said residents should take all necessary precautions to avoid the effects of severe summer heat. He said young children, the elderly and people with health problems were most at risk, but heat stress could affect anyone. Residents should drink plenty of water (avoid alcohol and caffeine), stay out of direct sunlight and check on neighbours.

The Darling Downs also is highly likely to experience thunder, lightning and storms during the peak storm season between now and March.

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