KLC news update, January 27, 2010.
The Bardi Jawi Rangers have been on a clean-up mission to prepare the Dampier Peninsula for the onset of the Tropical Cyclone season.
The Kimberley Land Council ranger group has been involved in cyclone emergency planning with the local police, FESA and Bureau of Meteorology staff.
Bardi Jawi Head Ranger Kevin George said the group had been removing loose debris and any potential projectiles from community grounds.
“We have been working with local emergency staff and have advised them of the resources and equipment the Bardi Jawi Rangers have, that could be useful should a cyclone cross our path. This includes a generator, satellite phone, tools and first aid kits,’’ he said.
“We have also been out talking to the community and handing out Cyclone Smart brochures to make sure people are prepared for cyclones and know what to do.’’
Mr George said Tropical Cyclone Laurence and Tropical Cyclone Magda had already threatened the Dampier Peninsula and brought destructive winds and heavy rainfall to the region.
“It is very important, with the cyclone season upon us, for all communities to be prepared and vigilant,’’ he said.
“We look forward to continuing to promote safe communities and assist with emergency management in the future.’’