Thursday, September 19, 2019

Emergency roadshow this Saturday

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AN emergency management roadshow will roll into New Norfolk this Saturday to provide information on the services available during and after a flood or other disaster.

The roadshow is making its way around four southern municipalities worst affected by last year's floods. The first stop was at Kingborough, to be followed by Derwent Valley, and then Glenorchy and Hobart in the weeks ahead.

Derwent Valley Council emergency management officer David Bradford says the local expo will be held at the New Norfolk War Memorial Hall from 9am-noon this Saturday, September 21.

"Four councils applied for a grant and were successful to run four emergency roadshows," Mr Bradford said. "The grants were from the Southern Tasmanian Extreme Weather Events community recovery and resilience grants."

The funding allows the Kingborough, Hobart City, Derwent Valley and Glenorchy City councils to conduct the "emergency roadshows" visiting the four municipalities worst affected by the May 2018 floods, to provide information to communities on the services available to them during and after a flood or other disaster.

Entry will be free and visitors will be able to meet and greet emergency services crews and learn a thing or two about being prepared for an emergency.

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