Get prepared for another cyclone

Natural disasters kill 1,432 in China in 2016

Natural disasters left 1,432 people dead and 274 others missing nationwide in 2016, according to a statement jointly released by several departments.

The most notable disasters last year included floods, typhoons and hail, the statement said, adding that drought, earthquakes, low temperatures, snowstorms and forest fires were also reported.

Natural disasters caused a total of 503.29 billion yuan (about 72.98 billion U.S. dollars) in direct economic losses and forced the relocation of over 9.1 million people, it said…


Get prepared for another cyclone

Yeppoon SES volunteer Dean Gibson at the cyclone shelter at Yeppoon State High School. Christine McKee

WERE you prepared for Cyclone Marcia?

If another tropical cyclone was to cross our coast tomorrow, where would you go? What would you take with you?

These are the questions Livingstone Shire Council is posing to residents next week as they ask the community to join them at the Yeppoon Cyclone Shelter for an evacuation exercise to put into practice the lessons learned from 2015…


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