I got a newsletter from the Mayor today and it was almost exclusively devoted to preparing for the Storm Season. Yesterday was the first wet day ( just a few showers in the morning ) since my return to Australia mid July. So it is dry - but people take it very seriously here and perhaps with good reason so I have copied the page which is asking us to prepare - there is an early warning Alert service which is free to all Brisbane Households and which sends out messages via SMS or email or recorded telephone message.
There are storm videos offered in a number of languages and a whole slew of contact nos to ask for help. Once bitten twice as ready it seems here.
The title to this page which you may or may not be able to read is Brisbane is a sub tropical city and severe weather, bush fires and flooding are part of our natural environment.