Bendigo Town Hall prepared for worst

THE Municipality Emergency Co-ordination Centre is on standby for tomorrow’s severe fire danger day. 

The Bureau of Meteorology predicts the temperature will reach 39 degrees with north-west winds up to 30kmh changing south-westerly. 

The MECC is ready to co-ordinate a multi-agency bushfire response from the Bendigo Town Hall, said City of Greater Bendigo chief executive Craig Niemann. 

“We’ve got everything ready and set up to go in the event of an emergency,” he said.

Mr Niemann said people needed to plan ahead and look out for loved ones during such days. 

“It is absolutely vital that we all plan ahead for what we would do in an emergency, to protect ourselves, our properties and those we love and care for in our community,” he said. 

“Such planning should include any relatives, friends or neighbours who may need our help to prepare their safety plans too.

“This will help make Greater Bendigo far more resilient in the face of an emergency by sharing the responsibility to care for each other.”

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