New website to help prepare residents for extreme weather events

Published on 24 July 2018

The Climate Wise Communities website generates personalised reports to help residents assess how prepared their properties are to withstand floods, bushfires or storms.

The website was launched last month in a bid to better prepare the Ku-ring-gai community for the intense weather events now becoming associated with climate change.

The secure website invites residents to enter data about their property, individual circumstances and location which in turn generates a personalised report card on their preparedness for an extreme weather event. No data is held by the website and is only used only to generate a report.

Each report assesses the likely impacts of a range of natural hazards including bushfire, severe storms, flooding and heatwaves. 

The website has been put together with the assistance of local emergency services such as the Rural Fire Service, SES and local police. Residents can also ask emergency service providers questions via the website.

Mayor Jennifer Anderson said the website would become an invaluable resource to help the Council refine its emergency management techniques and identify residents who are vulnerable to extreme weather events.

“We are keen for residents to try out the new website so we can continue refining it and make it as accessible as possible,” she said.

Council is also holding a free bushfire readiness workshop on Tuesday 31 July at the Council Chambers to discuss how householders can prepare themselves for the bushfire season.

Click here to book or call 9424 0893 to reserve a place.

 

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Media enquiries: Sally Williams Ku-ring-gai Council Ph: 9424 0982 or sawilliams@kmc.nsw.gov.au