Logan residents sign up for council's Early Warning Network as mayor Darren Power says it could save a life

Storm alert: Residents are bracing for wild weather across the south-east today.
Storm alert: Residents are bracing for wild weather across the south-east today.

Logan residents are on the front foot this storm season, with a surge in the number of people signing up to the council's Early Warning Network

The service provides official information and advice about how to prepare for and respond to severe storms.

It alerts users to potentially dangerous weather, bushfires and floods, and comes as wild weather is predicted for the region today.

More than 230 people have subscribed to the service in the past month, after news that forecasters had tipped a La Nina for Australia this summer, bringing more rain and storms.

It brings the total number to about 18,800.

Uptake: More residents have signed up to the Early Warning Network.

Uptake: More residents have signed up to the Early Warning Network.

Mayor Darren Power wants more people to take advantage of the free service.

"It only takes a few moments to register and it could save your life," Councillor Power said.

"All indications are that this summer will be wetter with more storms and potential flooding.

"That's why it's so important that residents have access to timely and accurate information."

Click here to oin the Early Warning Network.

It is also available as a smartphone app on Apple and Android devices.

Users can also receive optional flood notifications, visit logan.qld.gov.au/disasters-and-emergencies/early-warning for further information.

Logan SES received 25 call outs over the weekend for fallen branches and leaking roofs.

In 2017, ex-tropical cyclone Debbie caused millions of dollars of damage in Logan.

"We hope that kind of devastation isn't repeated this summer but we shouldn't be complacent," Cr Power said.

"Council and its disaster management partners conduct regular exercises to ensure staff and emergency services are prepared when a disaster strikes.

"But we also need you to understand the risks, pack an emergency kit and listen for the latest updates."

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