Disaster awareness survey launched for Hunter and Central Coast communities

26/08/2021 05:29 PM


NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) is calling on those who live, work and visit the Central Coast and Hunter areas to share their awareness and knowledge of local flood risks through a new online survey.

The survey, which opened to participants on Thursday, 26 August, was developed to help NSW SES better understand what community members know about their local flood risks, and help inform future campaigns.

Northern Zone Commander Chief Superintendent Steve Patterson said residents, business owners and visitors to the Central Coast and Hunter areas are all encouraged to participate in the survey.

“Responses to this survey will make a big difference in helping us understand what they know about their flood risks and how they prepare,” Mr Patterson said.

“We want to hear from anyone that lives, works or visits the Local Government Areas of Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Singleton, Port Stephens, Newcastle and the Central Coast.”

“This is also includes hearing from young people, but for anyone under 18 please make sure you have your guardians permission first,” he said.

To participate in the survey, please visit https://nsw-ses.secure.force.com/r/NSWCommunitySurveyHCC

NSW SES encourages everyone to participate in the survey but does require anyone under the age of 18 to have their parent or guardian’s permission before doing so. Everyone participating in the survey may be asked to complete a second survey after local awareness campaigns run across the region.

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