It may be the digital age but a more traditional communication method could help save lives this bushfire season.
"One of the best ways to ensure everyone stays safe this bushfire season is to have a chat with family, neighbours and work mates about what you can do to get ready for disasters," said Blayne West, natural resources manager Port Macquarie-Hastings Council.
"Communities that are better prepared and connected have a greater opportunity to recover well."
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council has been managing its extensive Asset Protection Zone network to ensure commercial and residential properties adjacent to council land are prepared.
There are easy effective steps you can take.
For more information about getting ready for disasters visit Emergency Preparedness Guide; Australian Red Cross; SES Get Ready NSW.
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