CANCEL YOUR TRIP – LABOR SUPPORTS STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARATION

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Labor has welcomed the declaration of a seven day state of emergency in NSW ahead of worsening fire conditions projected for Saturday, and urging travellers visiting or planning to visit at risk areas to cancel their trips.

YASMIN CATLEY MP
DEPUTY NSW LABOR LEADER

RYAN PARK MP
LABOR SHADOW MINISTER FOR THE ILLAWARRA AND SOUTH COAST

TRISH DOYLE MP
LABOR SHADOW MINISTER FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES

CANCEL YOUR TRIP – LABOR SUPPORTS STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARATION

Labor has welcomed the declaration of a seven day state of emergency in NSW ahead of worsening fire conditions projected for Saturday, and urging travellers visiting or planning to visit at risk areas to cancel their trips.

Deputy NSW Labor Leader, Yasmin Catley said declaring a state of emergency was the right step to take.

“NSW faces potentially catastrophic conditions over the weekend, we fully support the declaration of a state of emergency.”

“NSW RFS have our full support and full confidence, as they do the tough job of fighting fires and protecting our communities on the South Coast and right across the State.”

“Labor urges people to listen, and follow the advice of emergency services to avoid travel to the South Coast this weekend.”

Labor Shadow Minister for the Illawarra and South Coast, Ryan Park urged people visiting or planning to visit areas under threat from bushfires to cancel their trips.

“The RFS is urging people to steer clear of areas from Batemans Bay all the way to the southern border, potentially extending north to the Shoalhaven and west to places like Tumbarumba and Batlow.”

“Check fire alerts. If you’re heading into a region affected by the fire cancel your trip and stay out of the way. Don’t think the fire won’t affect you. It’s not worth the risk to you, your family or the fire-fighters who will be sent to save you.”

“The time will come when we rebuild from this disaster, and when your tourism in this beautiful corner of our State will make a big difference and support local businesses - but that time is not now.”

Labor Shadow Minister for Emergency Services, Trish Doyle said: “People should stay up to date on the latest at rfs.nsw.gov.auand by using the fires near me app.”

“If you’re in an affected area make sure follow your bush fire survival plan, discuss your plan with your family, friends and neighbours. If you’re planning to evacuate don’t wait until the last minute.”

 

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