In Response to: Cyclonic Winds
Location: Kentish Region TAS
Active: 21 July 22 – 21 Aug 22
EOI’s are open for this operation for qualified chainsaw operators nationally.
Cyclonic wind damage, NW coast of Tasmania
On June 11 2022, cyclonic winds exceeding 200km/h, impacted the Northwest Coast of Tasmania and in particular the Kentish LGA, extensively damaging bushland, farming land, residential and commercial infrastructure. SES and RFS estimate that over 100 properties have been impacted. Rural Alive and Well (RAW), have approached Disaster Relief Australia to assist in the recovery process within the impacted area.
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The priority for this short term operation is for all TAS DRT members and selected L2/3 chainsaw qualified VIC, SA, ACT & NSW DRT members.
DISASTER RECOVERY TASKINGS
- Ensure safe access to impacted properties through removal of fallen trees,
Assist RAW & Kentish LGA with removal of crowns of fallen trees on council/public land
- Chainsaw operations training and consolidation activities for DRT Tasmania members as required
- Minor fence line repairs, and
- Aerial damage assessments.
Everybody will be able to make a contribution in some way. They will bring their own life experiences and be able to make a purposeful impact on other people – and that’s such a wonderful thing to be able to do to people in our community who may not have that access to those resources in another way.
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