Bowen Cyclone Shelter, Bowen State High School, Richmond Road, Bowen
Proserpine Cyclone Shelter, Proserpine State School, Sterry Street, Proserpine
Everybody living in a cyclone prone-area should have a household emergency plan, which includes evacuation and cyclone shelter considerations. The best and most comfortable option for most people during a tropical cyclone is to shelter in their homes.
Cyclone shelters should be treated as a last resort for people who do not have somewhere safe to shelter, or cannot evacuate the warning zones.
Cyclone shelters will only be opened by Council for a severe Tropical Cyclone; this is a Category 3, 4 or 5 cyclone.
Some of the limitations of the Cyclone Shelters include (but are not limited to):
- Pet owners will need to identify, early in their cyclone planning, other arrangements for sheltering their pets. No pets are allowed in the Cyclone Shelter.
- Cyclone Shelters do not have enough space for bedding and personal goods as it takes up valuable floor space. The Shelters will be used to accommodate as many people as is possible in the available space and most people will need to be seated in a chair.
- Evacuees may be in a Cyclone Shelter for up to 18 hours. During this period the Shelter will be "locked" down for a period of time as the cyclone passes.
- Cyclone shelters will become cramped, noisy, smelly, boring and you and your family will have little or no privacy.
For a full list of limitations, conditions of entry and the Cyclone Shelter Code of Conduct, please read the documents below.