Essential cyclone contacts and information

Thursday April 10 2014, 8:43am

Emergency services are preparing for Tropical Cyclone Ita to cross the far north Queensland coast late on Friday. Here are the vital contacts you need to know.

View the Bureau of Meteorology's flood and cyclone warnings here.

Emergency services urge people to call the SES on 132 500 for assistance with flood related damage, if it's life threatening call 000

To report damage to power infrastructure damage call 13 22 96.

For further power information and to view updates from Ergon Energy click here. 

For the latest road closures and traffic information for far north Queensland call 13 19 40.

Visit the Education Queensland's website for updates on school closures. 


Douglas Shire Council links 

Cyclone notifications for Douglas Shire residents can be found on council's website or Facebook page. 

The council is also providing disaster and emergency information and emergency evacuation routes and maps

Cook Shire links

Check for road closures within the Cook Shire here. View Cook Shire's Disaster Information page. 


Emergency contacts

Cairns Regional Council Disaster Coordination Centre 4044 3377

Wildlife Hotline 1300 130 372

RSPCA 1300 852 188

Telstra 13 22 03

Optus 1300 307 937

Ergon Energy 13 16 70

QLD Coastal Marine Warnings 1300 360 427