SES on standby and ready to help

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VOLUNTEER members of Sorrento State Emergency Service unit are on standby to help during the COVID-19 crisis, but are unable to visit schools, kindergartens, clubs and attend events.

“With the winter weather here and people spending time at home we would like the community to think about their home maintenance to reduce the event of injury to themselves and damage to their property,” deputy controller – community education/events Margaret Davis said.

Preparing for winter included clearing gutters and downpipes; making sure roofs and fences were in good repair; and securing such outdoor items as trampolines.

Ms Davis said it was best to avoid driving during storms and to not park under trees or power lines.

“Look after neighbours, stay informed and use emergency.vic.gov.au,” she said.

For help during storms and floods with fallen trees on roads or damage to properties call the SES on 132500, or 000 if the situation is life threatening.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 28 April 2020

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