SES WARN LOCALS NOT TO GET COMPLACENT
Steve Burg is the new local area commander of the SES, folowing in the footsteps of Bob Taylor. We caught up with Steve this week as the SES once again gears up for the cyclone season. A problem, says Steve, is that the community has started to take cyclone threats a bit less seriously. “Over the past four years we’ve had major cyclones predicted to hit us but they’ve slid past, and it’s led to complacency among some in the community. “Because of the ones that missed us, people aren’t taking the cyclone season seriously. “It’s a worry for the emergency services and the shire council. “The cyclone season has started and this week there’s already been a weather system that could have developed into one. “So people do need to prepare. “People should ensure that they have adequate supplies of food, medicines and all the essentials for three days. the government says you should be self-sufficient for three days. That includes food, water, medicines etc.” “People out of town need to be bulk buying supplies to last a month because they could be cut off for that amount of time.” The local SES, as with many volunteer organisations, is always on the lookout for new members. The Mossman unit covers the area from near Ellis Beach to the Daintree River and from Low Isles to Mt Molloy. Contact the SES on 4098 2630.