Written by Susan and Mary, Link Wentworth residents
We sincerely hope you and the people close to you are all well.
One of the events that do occur when it rains a lot and floods, is that insects, snakes and rats are unhoused, and so they go looking for dryer places to live. Wear suitable, protective footwear when outside your home and gloves when moving things or gardening. Also look out for animals inside your home.
The following reptile handlers can be contacted if you find a snake at your home.
- Hawkesbury – Brett Pasfield 0409 199 456
- Blue Mountains – Alexander Borg Caruana 0421 281 439
- Sydney Metro – Benjamin Harvey 0414 200 273
Other handlers can be viewed on the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment website.
We also need to be careful of mould that grows on wet surfaces. Mould can affect your breathing and has a nasty habit of destroying our stuff.
Following the recent flood events, we need to remember the importance of being prepared for floods and other disasters. Do you know where your closest safe haven is and how to get there? Do you know your council’s contact details?
Link Wentworth’s Hawkesbury Office has SES information packs about preparing for floods. You can collect an information pack from the office or request for one to be mailed to you by calling 4777 8000.
Preparation resources can be also found on the Flood resources and support page.