DVDs to boost migrant cyclone awarenessFriday October 5, 2012 - 10:34 EST
The Townsville City Council has launched two DVDs designed to increase cyclone awareness in migrant and Indigenous communities.
The DVDs will be distributed at next month's Cyclone Sunday and through social media.
Mayor Jenny Hill says both communities were identified as needing tailored help when it comes to disaster preparedness.
"We dramatised and used an approach of using actual volunteers from those communities as part of the DVD presentation and as well we've created I suppose a picture book like narrative that comes with the DVDs," she said.
Councillor Hill says the entire community should cast its mind towardness preparing for the wet season.
"Whether we're allegedly going to have 10 cyclones or only one cyclone across the coast, it's trying to get people to understand that you've always got to be prepared," she said.
"The reality is it's only going to take one cyclone to hit Townsville to cause massive damage and really start to tear away at the fabric of our community."
© ABC 2012
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