City of Logan residents are on the front foot this storm season with a surge in the number of people signing up to the Early Warning Network.
The Logan Early Warning service allows residents and businesses to plan, prepare for and respond to severe weather events before they happen.
It alerts users to potentially dangerous weather, bushfires and floods and provides official information and advice.
More than 230 people have subscribed to the service in the last month bringing the total number to 18,800.
City of Logan Mayor Darren Power wants more people to take advantage of the free service.
“It only takes a few moments to register and it could save your life,” Councillor Power said.
“All indications are that this summer will be wetter with more storms and potential flooding.
“That’s why it’s so important that residents have access to timely and accurate information.”
To join the Early Warning Network visit logan.qld.gov.au/earlywarning.
It’s also available as a smartphone app on Apple and Android devices.
Users can also receive optional flood notifications, visit logan.qld.gov.au/disasters-and-emergencies/early-warning for further information.
The Bureau of Meteorology has warned of an increased risk of flooding and tropical cyclones from October to April.
Logan SES received 25 call outs over the weekend for things like fallen branches and leaking roofs.
In 2017, ex-tropical cyclone Debbie caused millions of dollars of damage in Logan.
“We hope that kind of devastation isn’t repeated this summer but we shouldn’t be complacent,” Cr Power said.
“Council and its disaster management partners conduct regular exercises to ensure staff and emergency services are prepared when a disaster strikes.
“But we also need you to understand the risks, pack an emergency kit and listen for the latest updates.”
For information on what to do this summer storm season visit logan.qld.gov.au/getprepared