Time to be prepared for the next natural disaster


GLASSHOUSE Country residents are being urged to come along to an information session to help the community better prepare for natural disasters.

Hosted by the Glasshouse Country Disaster Management Network, the ‘Let’s Get Prepared’ seminar will hear from a range of experts, including the Sunshine Coast Council, Rural Fire Service and HQ Plantations.

GCDM representative Natasha Odgers said, “When disasters hit, people can be put in very vulnerable situations and the more we are prepared the better we can recover.” A Council representative will talk about disaster management arrangements and preparedness for floods and storms.

The fire service will discuss bushfire preparedness, while HQ Plantations will talk about fire management processes for their pine forests across Glasshouse Country.  Natasha said the session could be lifesaving in the event of a disaster.

The event will be held from 12-2.30pm on June 4 at Church on the Rise, Beerwah with a barbeque and prize giveaways including a generator.

Main image courtesty of Rebecca Skelton

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