We have a new season! STORM SEASON!
With winter seemingly having lost its fangs we needed something new.
Simon Corbell has issued a warning:
Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, today launched the ACT State Emergency
Service (SES) StormSafe campaign at Floriade in Commonwealth Park.
Mr Corbell said the theme of this year’s campaign is Weather the Storm – Be ready. Plan Ahead.
“The message will be used to increase community awareness of the storm season, and to encourage
people to take appropriate precautions to protect themselves and their property,” he said.
“Last financial year, the ACTSES received 1647 calls for help for storm and flood assistance.”
Simple precautions people can take to prepare their properties this storm season include:
— Clearing gutters of leaves and debris
— Trimming overhanging tree branches
— Securing loose outdoor furniture
— Repairing any roof damage; and,
— Moving cars under cover or away from trees during storms
“People should also check that their insurance policies are current,” Mr Corbell said.
It’s nice to see government policy so resolutely focussed on the well to do; with a choice of insurance and whether to garage their cars or not.