Friday, January 11, 2013

Concerns over lack of ABC radio coverage to warn of emergencies

Palerang Council will follow up on concerns of lack of ABC Radio coverage in the shire during bushfire emergencies on Tuesday.

Cr Peter Marshall of Captains Flat emailed other councillors about the issue, which was also picked up on Twitter.

Mr Marshall said it was up to the station's political masters to take responsibility and in the past they had told him to rely on the internet, which he said was not an option.

Mayor Pete Harrison said: ''We have been pushing, as a community, to get mobile phone reception; because of the terrain around Canberra, you can't get mobile phone coverage.''

He had received an automated message on his mobile phone and home phone from the national warning system.

Mr Harrison said in some areas radio reception was available in a car, but not from an average battery-powered radio. He said Captains Flat was in a valley that hindered reception.

(Source : Canberra Times, Australia via

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