Halifax Police educate locals on Disaster Management

With the disaster season not too far away, Halifax Police have commenced preparations for the upcoming wet season in the event of any cyclones, storms and flooding.

In addition to training, reviewing plans and procedures, testing of radios and interagency operations etc, Halifax Police conducted a Community Awareness day at the Lucinda Community Markets last Sunday, September 14.

The display consisted of a series of photographs and movie clips of the Hinchinbrook area to remind people in our community that it’s time to start thinking of preparing for these events and to show visitors and new residents to the area what occurs in our community during and after an event.


Sergeant John Tantalo said “It was great to see people sit and watch these film clips and be able to answer questions and provide advice as needed.”

“Several new residents to the area were amazed when seeing flood water levels and told of isolation issues due to flooding.  We hope that by us getting out early and having people start thinking of the upcoming disaster season that we are all better prepared should an event occur in our community” said Sergeant John Tantalo.


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