11.11.11 - Winter-Ready Information Campaign Launched
A Winter-Ready Information Campaign was launched recently at the National Emergency Coordination Centre in Dublin.
Mr. Phil Hogan T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government and Mr. Leo Varadkar T.D., Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, were in attendance at the launch.
Advice on how to cope with harsh winter conditions will be available from a number of sources including Government Departments, An Garda Síochána, the Health Service Executive, Local Authorities and transport providers. Advice will be available under different areas including the home, road safety, schools, the farming community and the business sector. A booklet providing a summary of how to prepare for adverse winter conditions can be downloaded from www.winterready.ie.
The main objectives of the winter-ready information campaign are:
• To provide practical advice on how best to prepare for the coming winter
• To ensure the public are aware of where advice and help can be found, if needed
• To reassure the public that preparations are being made and arrangements have been put in place to ensure that there will be a coordinated response to severe weather events.
The launch of the winter-ready information campaign coincided with a meeting of the Government Task Force on Emergency Planning, Chaired by Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr. Alan Shatter, T.D., which dealt with winter-preparedness issues.
The main message is be prepared, stay safe and know where to find help if you need it.
For more information on how to prepare for adverse winter conditions, please visit www.winterready.ie.