Now is the time to 'Cyclone Ready' your home and check on neighbours.
Stocking up on Cyclone supplies is important but preparing properties should be high on your priority list also.
Packing away pot plants, ladders, garden ornaments etc into garages and sheds is vitally important for safety.
Once your yard is prepared, check in to see if your neighbours need a hand. Debris can easily fly into another yard and cause damage to other homes.
Trampolines and other items that can not be moved inside should be tied down.
Townsville Disaster Management Group deputy chair Councillor Kurt Rehbein says we need to plan to be without power for at least three days.