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Kris Carver It’s im­por­tant to think ahead and make sure you can stay con­nected.

TEL­STRA has en­cour­aged Bund­aberg and Bur­nett res­i­dents to be pre­pared by hav­ing a spare mo­bile charger handy and keep­ing im­por­tant num­bers close on hand when emer­gency plan­ning this sum­mer for flood sea­son.

Tel­stra Coun­try Wide area gen­eral man­ager for Cen­tral Queens­land and Sun­shine Coast Kris Carver said lo­cals should be pre­pared for nat­u­ral dis­as­ters like floods and cy­clones.

“We all love to get out and about dur­ing sum­mer, but there is a chance things could take a turn for the worse and you need to be pre­pared for that,” Mr Carver said.

“It’s im­por­tant to think ahead and make sure you can stay con­nected with loved ones dur­ing an emer­gency.

“Even if you don’t live in an area that’s at risk, there’s a chance you may be hol­i­day­ing or driv­ing through a dis­as­ter prone area, so all Aus­tralians need to be aware and pre­pared for what may hap­pen.”

Tel­stra has taken steps to pro­tect net­work in­fra­struc­ture, and placed tem­po­rary net­work support near com­mu­ni­ties at most risk.

“We support at-risk com­mu­ni­ties and work closely with lo­cal gov­ern­ments and emer­gency ser­vices when ex­treme weather events oc­cur,” Mr Carver said.

“We have a range of por­ta­ble base sta­tions on standby, ready to de­ploy to pro­vide tem­po­rary telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions if needed after an emer­gency sit­u­a­tion and our lo­cal teams will be quickly de­ployed to re­store com­mu­ni­ca­tions for our cus­tomers after a nat­u­ral dis­as­ter.”

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