Storm surge

Storm surge

The risk of storm surge is the most dangerous hazard associated with cyclones and can cause flooding of low-lying coastal areas. Most cyclone-related deaths are from drowning in a storm surge or flood.

This page contains links to useful information about storm surges and how to get ready.

For all information about current weather conditions go to the Queensland Government disasters and alerts web page or the Bureau of Meteorology Queensland Weather Warnings page.


Be prepared

The following websites and fact sheets will help you to be prepared for storm surges:

Bureau of Meteorology

Queensland Government

Griffith University

Local Council

Maritime Safety Queensland


During and after

Visit the following Government websites:

Tune-in to the Australian Broadcasting Commission:

In case of fallen powerlines:

In South East Queensland call Energex on 13 62 62

In all other Queensland areas call Ergon Energy on 13 22 96

For information on volunteering:

For insurance information: