8 October, 2022
Producers urged to prepare for wet season
WITH an increased chance of La Niña reforming and bringing more heavy rain later in 2022, Queensland primary producers are urged to prepare now for possible flooding and other disasters to help ensure the safety of family, workers and animals.
Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said rainfall for September to November was likely to be above median levels according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
“Trying to think clearly and make rational decisions in the middle of a disaster is difficult and a pre-prepared disaster response plan will be a big help,” Mr Furner said.
“We’ve seen how catastrophic monsoonal floods, bushfires, and severe tropical cyclones and hail storms can heavily impact our agriculture sector, so I encourage all agribusinesses to get ready now.
“We have online natural disaster guides to help producers get ready at business.qld.gov.au/disaster-hub.
“Tips include photographing assets in their pre-disaster condition, ensuring everyone on the property is familiar with an evacuation plan, and ensuring livestock can reach higher ground.”
More information is available at business.qld.gov.au/disaster-hub