Qlders urged to get ready as fire danger looms

RACQ has called on Queenslanders to prepare their homes and families today as a very high fire danger warning was put in place across parts of the State.

Club spokesperson Lucinda Ross said gusty westerly winds of up to 50km/h could spell danger for many residents.

“If you’re in the southeast or Wide Bay and Burnett regions, you need to stay alert to changing conditions,” Ms Ross said.

“Get out in your yard today and clear up any debris, remove hazards and trim overhanging branches. If it’s safe to do so, clean out your gutters too.”

Ms Ross said homeowners should review their bushfire survival plan and their property insurance.

“Sit down with your family today and make sure you all know what you’ll do if you need to evacuate,” she said.

“Check you have all necessary and important documents either saved electronically or easily accessible in the case of an evacuation, and stay alert to any advice from authorities.

“The 2019 – 2020 bushfire season was horrific across our State and the rest of the country. Now is the time to make sure you’ve checked your home and contents insurance is up-to-date and know what you’re covered for in the case of a fire impacting your home.”