When do Catastrophic Weather Issues become a problem?
Catastrophic weather issues naturally arise in the aftermath of catastrophic weather.
Issues arise when there is flooding, loss of electricity and other amenities and when there is damage to property, water pipes, roads, trees and so on. How do we deal with these Catastrophic Weather Issues that follow? This important question needs to be considered as we seek to return to normal.
Where do you go to report Catastrophic Weather Issues?
Local/regional governments must build and execute complex “Disaster Preparedness” plans, with annual revisions and Council re-approvals.
All good, but this costs time, money and extra staff resource consumption.
We’re not trying to belittle these long-term projects, but we would like to inject a dose of realism. Realism takes the form of limited budgets; actual storm/disaster frequency, and resident skepticism.
Catastrophic weather/disaster events can’t be easily avoided, only mitigated. During the event it’s all about emergency services, appropriate shelter, and basic necessities. That’s when you need the emergencies response agencies to deal with all such needs in the immediate aftermath.
Strangely, it’s what follows after the immediate aftermath that doesn’t seem to get the attention it deserves. The Emergency response agencies have left town, people have returned to their homes where possible, and businesses have started to reopen. BUT, the cleanup can take weeks or months and that’s where PSR can really help.
If there is a problem with a catastrophic weather issue that you want to report, then call your local public service provider or, more conveniently, use our free service to have the issue redirected to the right person in the right department, in the right agency. Click the green “MAKE YOUR REQUEST” button on this page.
We are organizing a series of seminars dealing with the “during” and “aftermath” phases of a disaster. Please stay tuned for the seminar schedule.