The Central Coast has been impacted by severe weather and flooding, and it will again. This is the message of the latest ‘Get Ready’ campaign, which is being launched by the State Emergency Service (SES) this week.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the community is being encouraged to take practical steps to prepare their properties.
“Weather forecasts show possible severe conditions this storm season, elevating the risk for widespread storms and flooding over summer,” Mr Crouch said.
“This new campaign being launched by the SES reminds everyone to take the time now to prepare for natural disasters, including storms and flooding in this upcoming storm season.”
Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott said emergency services stand ready to respond, but need the community to play their part in preparing for natural disasters.
“The SES is taking every step to ensure communities across the State are prepared for storm season, whether it be through their continued training, deployment of new rescue vehicles or indeed powerful visual campaigns such as this one,” Mr Elliott said.
“Being aware and prepared is everyone’s responsibility, whether you’re at home, at work or away on holidays.”
SES Assistant Commissioner for Regional Operations Sean Kearns said the flood awareness campaign will run until the end of November.
“The Central Coast region will see our messages to get ready and be prepared, we ask the community to take action to not only prepare themselves, but assist our volunteers,” Assistant Commissioner Kearns said.
For more information about the steps to ‘Get Ready’ for storms and flooding, go to: www.ses.nsw.gov.au/get-involved/get-ready-nsw/.