Doorknocking Glen Eira residents
Victoria State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers will visit homes in Glen Eira this month to provide residents with information on how to prepare for the threat of flooding.
Members of the Oakleigh SES Unit are working in partnership with Melbourne Water and Glen Eira City Council to knock on 1900 doors in Glen Eira, focussing on residential properties that have been identified as being at risk of flooding during significant weather events.
Community Resilience Coordinator, David Goldfinch, said floods can occur with little or no warning, so it is vital for the community to be prepared.
“SES is committed to building a resilient Victoria. To this end, SES and Melbourne Water are committed to delivering 10,000 doorknocks throughout metropolitan Melbourne,” he said.
“The doorknock campaign is being delivered across 38 municipal areas throughout Melbourne. The number of doorknocks we will undertake varies in each region depending on the typography of the land.”
“We want everyone to know how they can be prepared for flood, and what they should do to keep themselves safe in an emergency. Our experience shows that people who are properly prepared suffer fewer ill effects from flood and recover more quickly.”
“Our SES volunteers are looking forward to meeting you for a short chat about how you can be prepared.”
SES volunteers will be easily identifiable by their orange uniforms and identification badges. They will not be asking for donations and there is no obligation to invite them inside.
For more information on how to prepare for flood, including how to put together an emergency plan and kit for your home or business, visit www.ses.vic.gov.au/floodsafe.
For more information, or to organise a photograph of volunteers doorknocking in your area, contact the SES Central Region on 03 9684 6651 and ask for Community Resilience Coordinator David Goldfinch.