Be ready for storm sea­son

Isis Town and Country - - Kolan News - By JODIE DIXON

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.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON

STORM WARN­ING: Gin Gin SES act­ing lo­cal con­troller Kel­lie Bol­stad.

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