QLD disaster and emergency info a click away

Queenslanders will have vital information on natural disasters at their fingertips with the launch of a centralised online platform www.qld.gov.au/emergency.

 

Minister for Information Technology Ian Walker said the online Emergency Services and Safety platform means Queenslanders can find vital emergency-related information in one place with the click of a button.

 

The website improves services by offering easy access to consistent information, whether people jump online using a smart phone, tablet or PC, call from anywhere or visit a counter in their local community. In this case people can find out information on emergency alerts and updates.

 

“The www.qld.gov.au/emergency platform incorporates integrated solutions to improve accessibility and better support Queenslanders to plan, respond and recover from disaster events.”

 

A one-stop shop approach for emergency-related information and services provides the community with:

  • improved accessibility to emergency alerts and updates – with real-time access to all alert feeds, 24/7 from one central location www.qld.gov.au/alerts

  • greater efficiency and effectiveness when accessing the SES request for assistance phone line in an emergency situation

  • real-time updates and the ability to check the status of requests for assistance in the event of a disaster (to be released in 2014).

29 November 2013.