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Fifth of region at high risk for summer storms

MORE than 120 suburbs (20% of the region) in central Queensland have been rated as being in the high risk range for storm activity this summer, according to Suncorp Insurance data.

The data also shows that more than 470 suburbs (80% of the region) are in the medium risk category for cyclones.

Suncorp Insurance spokeswoman Melissa Cronin said the organisation was sharing the information so central Queenslanders were informed of the risks, and could take appropriate action in and around their homes.

"We know about storms and cyclones - and we know what you can do to protect your homes and families, so we're sharing the tips so everyone can be prepared," she said.

Suncorp Insurance will launch its Resilience Week campaign on Monday, aimed at encouraging everyone throughout the state to be informed and prepared for whatever Mother Nature has in store.

The organisation will provide tips and information on its Facebook page, and central Queenslanders are encouraged to share their preparation plans for the upcoming storm season on the page too.

"Queensland's summer weather is unpredictable. As we've seen all too frequently over the past few years, summer storms can cause a lot of damage," Ms Cronin said.

Topics:  natural disaster, storms, summer, suncorp insurance




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