The little orange kits are designed to get people of all ages thinking about disaster preparedness

November 19, 2013

The South Burnett’s “Get Ready For Summer” program visited Murgon on Friday morning with the aim of building awareness and resilience in the local community.

This was the second of the latest round of breakfasts organised by the South Burnett Regional Council in conjunction with the Department of Communities and local agencies.

The Get Ready for Summer project was launched in Kingaroy as part of resilience week in October to raise awareness about the region’s susceptibility to fire, floods and storms.

Local emergency services volunteers handed out “Be Disaster Ready” kits.

There was also information for primary producers, who now have only until Friday, November 29, to access flood recovery funding.

Cr Ros Heit there was a great turnout at the breakfast and all the disaster kits distributed.

The project moved on to Blackbutt on Sunday.

The last in the series will be held at the Wondai Markets on November 23.

[Photos: Ros Heit]

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