Fire and Flood Information
Closure of Roads
In times of flood and fire it becomes necessary for Council to close roads in the interest of Public Safety. Often the need to close roads occurs quickly and thus Council cannot notify road users in advance of the closure. In order to keep the public as up to date as possible Council provides road closure information to the following sources;
State Emergency Service (in times of storm and flood) (www.ses.nsw.gov.au)
Closures on Council's website can be found on the News Reel on the homepage.
Stage 1 – A quick treatment to “straighten up” the road and restore access to as many residents/businesses/tourists as possible.
Stage 2 – A more detailed repair in which gravel and seal is replaced. This process can take up to twelve months to complete after extensive natural disasters.
Road users are reminded that;
During flood and fire events Council staff continue to inspect roads and collect information and aim to update road bulletins at 11am each morning, if conditions change, until the Shires roads are open to all traffic.
Updated weather related information and information relating to floods and fires can be found on the Narrabri Weather Networks website http://narrabriweather.net
The Rural Fire Service website is regularly updated to reflect current warnings. Click here to see Total Fire Ban and Current Fire Danger Map, which includes Narrabri Shire.
The 1 October is the official start to the Bushfire season. Council encourages all residents in Narrabri Shire to prepare a Bushfire Survival Plan.
Ask yourself these questions....
Do you live within a few streets of the bush?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need a Bush Fire Survival Plan. Don't put it off.
To help you to prepare your property prior to the bush fire season, including application forms to conduct a hazard reduction burn and other information which will help residents in their preparation, see Bushfire Planning in the Planning and Development section of this website.
|Narrabri Shire Council
46-48 Maitland Street
PO Box 261
Narrabri NSW 2390