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STAY INFORMED | Tangalooma (part of the Cowan bushfire)

 

STAY INFORMED UPDATED 2:10PM 21/11/19 | Bushfire warning for Tangalooma (part of the Cowan bushfire) is advice level |

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises that a bushfire continues to burn on Moreton Island.
There are separate bushfire warnings current for Bulwer/Cowan and campers on Moreton Island. People in those areas should follow instructions given in those bushfire warnings.

You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.

Currently as at 2.10pm Thursday 21 November, a bushfire is burning in bushland that stretches from Middle Road, north to Bulwer Blue Lagoon Road.
QFES and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) continue to undertake backburning along Middle Road. The Tangalooma area is not under threat at this time. However, people within Tangalooma may be affected by a significant increase in smoke. Those with respiratory conditions should consider remaining inside with windows closed and medication close by.

Tangalooma Island Resort guests are asked to follow the directions and advice of Tangalooma Island Resort management.

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you or your property is under threat.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
• Listen to your local radio station or visit the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website for regular updates.
• If you have a bushfire survival plan, refer to it now and be ready to follow it.
• If you do not have a bushfire survival plan, or if your plan is to leave, identify where you will go if the situation changes.
• Close windows and doors to minimise smoke exposure.
• If you suffer from a respiratory condition, keep your medication close by.
• Drive with caution in low visibility conditions.
• Contact your neighbours to see if they need help preparing for the bushfire.
• Consider finding your essential items (e.g., identification documents, prescription medication, food and water, and protective clothing such as a long-sleeved cotton shirt and trousers, and boots) in case you need to leave.
• Consider what you will do to protect your pets and livestock.
• Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
• Advise family and friends of your intended actions if the situation changes.

KEEP UP TO DATE BY:
• Following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandEmergencyServices) and Twitter (@QldFES)
• Staying tuned to your local radio station. Find your local ABC radio station at https://radio.abc.net.au/help/offline and your local commercial radio station at http://www.commercialradio.com.au/find-a-station/queensland;
• Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map

FURTHER INFORMATION:
• For bushfire preparation tips, visit the RFS website: www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety
• For information about road closures, call 13 19 40 or visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au

The next update will be provided when the situation changes.