Early warnings reported on media and social media networks enable most of us to know and prepare for a natural disaster.

There is always an unknown element of risk – be it the level of floodwaters, the exact landfall of a cyclone, or the intensity of a hailstorm – but generally we know something is about to happen.

If you own a nursery, you are not only preparing for your family and pets, but your stock, staff and clients.  Here are a few links to help you prepare for a cyclone and storm season –

NGIQ –

https://www.ngiq.asn.au/resources/technical-information/emergency-disaster-planning/

Queensland Government

www.getready.qld.gov.au

Transport and traffic conditions

https://qldtraffic.qld.gov.au/listview.html

Bureau of Meteorology –

http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/about/intensity.shtml

Queensland Farmers’ Federation

www.farmerdisastersupport.org.au

ABC

http://www.abc.net.au/news/emergency/plan-for-an-emergency/cyclone/#during

SEVERE TC DEBBIE FUNDING ASSISTANCE

NGIQ is working with nurseries impacted by Severe TC Debbie in Bowen, Mackay, Rockhampton, Logan and Gold Coast regions to ensure there is a robust recovery and resilience plan.

Category C Grant funding applications for primary producers impacted by Debbie close on 12 January 2018. For details –  http://www.qrida.qld.gov.au/current-programs/Disaster-recovery/special-disaster-assistance/special-disaster-assistance-primary-producer

Meanwhile, NGIQ is able to provide production nurseries with resources and consultants to assist with productivity improvement plans and preparations for the next cyclone or flood event. To get involved, contact NGIQ on 07 3277 7900 or email recovery@ngiq.asn.au

BUSINESS RESILIENCE PLANS NOW AVAILABLE FOR NURSERIES

Business Resilience Plans now available for Nurseries – V2