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Planning for an Emergency

The recent bushfire activity devastating many communities across NSW is a timely reminder of the importance of having an emergency plan in place. ‚Äč

“Residents of the Warrumbungle Shire area would be well aware of the impact that bushfires have on the social and economic fabric of communities”, said Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor, Councillor Denis Todd. “The fire season is not over and residents should remain alert to what they should do to plan for an emergency.”

“Local Government plays a key role in community emergency management. Council is in consultation with government agencies and volunteer organisations that already have management plans in place to assist residents in both planning for and managing during an emergency”, said Cr Todd.

“During times of emergencies, I urge residents to inform themselves about what to do if you or your home is threatened by a natural disaster. Council’s website contains good information on how to plan, who to call, Evacuation Centres and what do in the event of an emergency”, said Cr Denis Todd.

“Most people know to call 000 (triple zero) in the event of a fire, accident or emergency. For storms and floods, the State Emergency Service (SES) may be called on 132 500. Council’s website contains a list of phone contacts and website addresses for a wide range of emergency providers.”

During an emergency you may be requested to evacuate by the NSW Police, NSW SES, Volunteer Rescue Association (VRA), Rural Fire Service (RFS) or NSW Fire and Rescue. You may also decide to self evacuate. Information about Evacuation Centres may be found on Council’s website. Click here to view Evacuation Centres in each town that may be used by emergency services.

“It is important to stay well prepared in the event of a natural disaster and keep well informed with local emergency agencies to keep safe”, concluded Cr Todd.  

For information on planning and help in emergencies visit Council’s website at www.warrumbungle.nsw.gov.au/help-in-emergencies.

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Last Updated: 06 Feb 2020

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