Burdekin residents urged to take part in disaster preparedness survey

Burdekin Shire residents are being urged to take part in a survey to gauge how prepared the region is for a natural disaster.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Bill Lowis said the survey would provide vital information on the readiness and resilience of the community should a natural disaster occur.

“The wet season is fast approaching and Council wants to ensure everybody knows how to prepare for and survive a natural disaster,” he said.

“Cyclones and floods are all part of living in North Queensland and as such there is a tendency to become complacent.

“Preparedness is the key to surviving these sorts of events and we want to ensure Burdekin residents are ready.”

Cr Lowis said all survey responses with valid contact details would be in the running to win a 3.6 kVA Portable Generator.

“The winner will be drawn at the Burdekin Get Ready event to be held at ANZAC Park on October 26,” he said.

“The survey only takes a few minutes to complete, so I would urge everyone to take part.”

Surveys can be completed online via Council’s website or can be collected from the Council Chambers, 145 Young Street, Ayr and newsagents. Surveys need to be completed and returned to the Council Chambers by Thursday October 24, 2013 if not completed online.

The survey is available online until Thursday 24th October 2013.

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