A new Christmas Checklist

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Going out of town? Leaving your home empty? Driving long distances?

If this sounds something like you this Christmas, there’s a list you need to be checking twice – but this one is not about who has been naughty or nice!

Amongst the excitement of travel, presents, family and christmas celebrations, it is no surprise that little things can be forgotten as we all pack up and race off to make the most of our Christmas vacations.

With the car full to the brim with kids, gifts and delicious food, checking up on potential risks and weather warnings is probably the last thing on your mind as you pull out of the driveway.

That’s why Queensland Police have come up with some “what if” tips to remind travellers not to be blinded by the tinsel on their trees: the season of flashing Christmas lights can also bring flash floods and unexpected storms.

For example, if those leaving houses unattended for any length of time, might consider asking a neighbour to keep an eye on your property.

Travellers can also prepare themselves by researching the risks and local disaster plans for the region before setting off for exotic destinations.

Check out more helpful tips on the website, to make sure your holidays are safe and joyous this season!