Be ready for storm season
GIN Gin SES acting local controller Kellie Bolstad wants the community to prepare for the coming storm season.
“It’s important for our community to be prepared before a storm,” Mrs Bolstad said.
“From past experiences and watching Bundaberg suffer great loss, it’s our responsibility to ensure we are prepared.”
Mrs Bolstad said one of our biggest mistakes when planning for a storm can be panic shopping.
“If power goes out, the fridge and freezer goods are the first items to spoil,” she said.
Shopping with a plan and buying non-perishable items will save money and wastage. Mrs Bolstad said canned items can be stored for long periods, along with pasta, rice and noodles.
“Floods isolate Gin Gin and it can be days without running water and power,” she said.
It’s important for families living in flood-prone areas to be prepared and to have an exit plan.
“The SES website can help with planning for storm season,” Mrs Bolstad said.
STORM WARNING: Gin Gin SES acting local controller Kellie Bolstad.