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Yarram community information

By: Martha Johnson

Category: Community Safety

  3.01 PM 11 February, 2014

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The Mobile Education Unit drove into the town of Yarram this morning to give the public information about the current fires in the area.

CFA Community Liaison Bushfire Engagement (CLBE) presenters were on hand to talk to the residents who were generally seeking information about road closures, openings and when they might expect to return home.

A number of residents came down to the Woolworths car park where the bus was set up. Some residents were in shock, others told distressing stories of their evacuation experience and some expressed their concern for the future.

One local Won Wron resident came down, seeking the information. “It was great to be able to speak to someone. The information online is sometimes difficult to access and having that one-on-one in person was much better.”

Speaking to one of the presenters, was a chance for the local dairy farmer to be reassured that her current bushfire plan was a good one. “He gave me a few good pointers and recommendations, especially as I have asthma so that was good. But it was mainly the reassurance that, yes, I was doing the right thing.”

There is a community meeting tonight at 7pm, Tuesday 11 February, at the Yarram District Hospital on Commercial Road. This is a chance for all residents to learn more details about the fire and recovery support available.

Representatives from CFA, DEPI, Police, SES and Red Cross organisations will all be in attendance offering the most current and up to date information about the situation. Advice will also be given in regards to the expected road closures and fire activity that may occur.

Last Updated: 11 February 2014