Risk Management

Managing Risks of Cyclones

What are Cyclones?

Each year the coastal regions of Queensland are at risk of being hit by cyclones between November and April.

Cyclones are strong winds rotating around a calm centre creating a violent storm. The winds can reach in excess of 200 km/h that can lead to extensive damage to property. An additional risk is then loose debris turning into dangerous missiles causing further damage.

Cyclones can also bring flooding rains even more damage to property.

Many cyclones also bring about storm surges, which is a rapid rise in sea level that moves inland very quickly. Storm surge can damage buildings and cut roads and bridges.

All these related events can lead to deaths. Most occur from drowning but many lives have also been lost due to collapsing buildings or flying debris.

How do I become prepared to cope with a cyclone?

Every person who lives in the cyclone-prone areas of Queensland must recognise that it is their responsibility to prepare for cyclone events.

Local, state and federal governments spend millions of dollars every year on disaster mitigation, response and recovery. However this is all worthless if people do not take proper precautions themselves.

This preparation involves having a plan for

  • before the Cyclone Season,
  • for when a Cyclone Watch or cyclone warning is given


Call for homes in cyclone path to be inspected

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