In certain circumstances, such as a disaster or emergency, it may become necessary for certain members of the community to evacuate for their safety. In some cases other means of evacuation or shelter may be more appropriate.
If asked to evacuate, residents are strongly encouraged to seek refuge with family or friends in the first instance and if unable to make alternative arrangements, temporary short term accommodation may be available at designated evacuation centres throughout the city. Residents are advised to make arrangements for pets as some evacuation centres may be unable to accommodate them.
Logan City Council has identified a number of suitable locations across the city for use as evacuation centres. When necessary, some of these centres may be activated and opened during a disaster event. Council will provide details of the open evacuation centres on the Disaster Dashboard and may provide information via other channels, such as the media (including River 94.9FM, ABC 612AM and 101FM).
If you evacuate to a relative's or a friend's house, consider registering online through the Register.Find.Reunite. program to help your family and friends find you. This website is only activated during emergencies.
If you do decide to evacuate it is important to listen for warnings and advice from Queensland Police Service and other authorities and leave as early as possible. You should also ensure that you take your emergency kit with you along with any other essential items, such as medications, prescriptions, spare clothing and bedding, important documents and valuable items. It is also important to consider your pets and animals as you may need to make other arrangements for them as some evacuation centres may be unable to accommodate them.
You should not return home until you have been told it is safe to do so and you can safely access your home.