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North Bur­nett Emer­gency Man­age­ment Dash­board

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Marissa New­man marissa.new­man@cnbtimes.com.au

THE lat­est emer­gency and dis­as­ter ad­vice, in­for­ma­tion and up­dates are now just a click away due to the launch of the North Bur­nett Emer­gency Man­age­ment Dash­board.

The Emer­gency Man­age­ment Dash­board pro­vides res­i­dents with a sin­gle point of ref­er­ence to keep up to date with vi­tal in­for­ma­tion be­fore, dur­ing and after a dis­as­ter or emer­gency event.

The dash­board will be launched dur­ing Get Ready Week.

North Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil Mayor Rachel Cham­bers says the new dash­board, which can be ac­cessed via the coun­cil’s web­site, brings to­gether all the in­for­ma­tion you need to help you and your fam­ily make the best de­ci­sions dur­ing an emer­gency sit­u­a­tion.

Cr Cham­bers said the dash­board, which could be book­marked to your smart de­vice, had been de­signed to be user-friendly, adapt­able to dif­fer­ent de­vices and read­ily avail­able with­out the need for a sub­scrip­tion, log-in or app down­load.

“You no longer need to visit mul­ti­ple web­sites and so­cial me­dia pages to find in­for­ma­tion dur­ing an emer­gency, as it can now be ac­cessed di­rectly from the dash­board,” she said.

Ex­am­ples of in­for­ma­tion found on the dash­board in­clude im­por­tant up­dates from the Lo­cal Dis­as­ter Co-or­di­na­tion Cen­tre, power out­ages from Er­gon En­ergy, fire in­ci­dents and dan­ger rat­ings from Queens­land Fire and Emer­gency Ser­vices, road clo­sures and con­di­tions from the coun­cil and De­part­ment of Trans­port and Main Roads, weather warn­ings, river height and rain­fall data from the Bu­reau of Me­te­o­rol­ogy, and so­cial me­dia up­dates from the coun­cil, emer­gency ser­vice agen­cies and other sup­port ser­vices.

“Out­side of emer­gency sit­u­a­tions the dash­board will pro­vide res­i­dents with up-to-date in­for­ma­tion on road clo­sures and works, as well as in­for­ma­tion on how you can bet­ter pre­pare your­self and your fam­ily be­fore an emer­gency sit­u­a­tion arises,” she said.

“I en­cour­age all res­i­dents and vis­i­tors to the re­gion to go on­line and check out this ex­cit­ing new re­source.”

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