Cessnock Disaster Dashboard launched
Cessnock City Council has launched an online Disaster Dashboard that provides real-time information to help residents and visitors of the Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA) be aware of, prepare for and respond in times of disaster.
The Dashboard provides real-time information on live emergencies, fire and flood risk as well as COVID-19 data, important phone numbers, disaster preparedness advice and recovery resources.
With technology powered by Resilience NSW, the Dashboard pulls the most reliable localised disaster information from emergency services agencies. This includes information from NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS), Transport for NSW (TfNSW), Ausgrid and NSW Health. The Dashboard is a hub of information that is easy to access and understand.
Cessnock City Mayor, Bob Pynsent said this community is acutely aware of the effects disaster can have following the events of the past year.
“The impacts of drought, bush fire and COVID-19 have revealed the urgent need for an agile platform like the Cessnock Disaster Dashboard,” he said.
Cessnock City General Manager, Lotta Jackson said localised disaster updates and preparedness advice are more important than ever.
“It’s vital our community has access to the most accurate sources of truth and guidance in times of disaster,” she said.
This project is coordinated by Resilience NSW’s Regional Disaster Preparedness Program.
Visit the Cessnock Disaster Dashboard online at cessnock.disasterdashboards.com