Rural landholders in the Hunter will be better equipped to prepare for future flooding events, with the launch of Hunter Local Land Services’ Farm Flood Readiness Kit.
The kit has been developed in the wake of the April 2015 super storm, which caused more than $105 million of damage to primary industries in the Lower Hunter.
Brigadier Darren Naumann – who was the Regional Recovery Coordinator for the Hunter – applauded Hunter Local Land Services on developing the much-needed resource for landholders.
“The Farm Flood Readiness Kit is designed to assist farmers to make their property as flood ready as they can and to develop a flood plan to help minimise the damage that so many landholders experienced in the devastating April 2015 super storm,” Brigadier Naumann said.
The kit was developed in consultation with local farmers and trialled with a select group of producers. It contains a series of resources including a flood readiness checklist and flood plan template, as well as details on how to access emergency information, such as BOM and SES warnings.
Copies of the free kit are available by contacting Hunter Local Land Services’ Paterson office on 4930 1030.
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