Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Preparing for Next Flood

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Preparing for Next Flood

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Byline: Melissa Gulbin news@northernstar.com.au

WHETHER you are a Lismore flood veteran or new to the CBD, there is no excuse for not having a customised flood preparation plan.

To ensure that all Lismore business owners are informed about the nature and risk of flooding in the Lismore CBD, NSW SES together with staff from council and Lismore Chamber of Commerce will present a Flood Safety Education Session tomorrow evening.

SES Community engagement co-ordinator Janet Pettit says the session will focus on flood risks and preparation.

aWeall be discussing different trigger points to be aware of a what to do at certain levels,a she said.

The amateur meteorologist in all business owners will love the 10-minute lesson on how to best read the Bureau of Meteorologyas maps.

The panel will also explore the free online Business FloodSafe Toolkit, which according to Ms Pettit is a fantastic resource, and invaluable in putting together a customised plan. …

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