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Safety Alert

SIGNIFICANT WEATHER WARNING

 

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Update to Safety Alert - 29 September

 

29 September 2016

At 0643hr this morning the South Australian SES issued the following warning to South Australians living in the Adelaide Metropolitan, Mount Lofty Ranges, West Coast, Lower Eyre Peninsula, Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Flinders, Mid North, Riverland, North West Pastoral, North East Pastoral and parts of the Murraylands districts:

“An intense low pressure currently tracking across the north of Kangaroo Island is forecast to track east to be near the southern Fleurieu Peninsula by mid morning, then near Bordertown by mid afternoon and in western Victoria by evening. Strong to gale force winds across western and central districts are expected to extend to eastern districts later this morning. These winds are forecast to reach 50-75 km/h with gusts 90-120 km/h. Locally destructive wind gusts up to 140 km/h are possible about the south and west of Eyre Peninsula early this morning.

Damaging winds gusts of 90 to 115 km/h and winds averaging 50 to 65 km/h have been recorded at multiple locations across central and western districts tonight including Ceduna, Coles Point, Port Lincoln, Minlaton and Mount Crawford. The highest wind gusts so far today have been 115 km/h at Ceduna at 12:15 am and 115 km/h at Cummins at 2:58 am”.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:

  • Move vehicles under cover or away from trees;
  • Secure or put away loose items around your property; and
  • Stay indoors, away from windows, while conditions are severe.


Scouts Australia (SA Branch) requests that all Halls and Properties be secured as best they can be, and that all Scout Operations be minimised with the strongest emphasis on personnel safety. Scouts Australia (SA Branch) is monitoring this system closely and will keep all members updated through all our communications channels.

Unfortunately, and after lengthy consideration, the Cuboree Team in conjunction with our ACC Youth Program has made the decision to cancel the 2016 Cuboree at Woodhouse. That team is now working very hard to communicate this decision to all those affected and any enquiries or questions from this point, can be directed to Dennis Marshall and his team.

This decision was a very difficult one for that hard-working team, but has the full support of the Chief Commisioner and the Branch.

At this stage, all other senior Scout managers (volunteer and commercial) will make decisions for their scout operations and businesses as they deem necessary. If in doubt, contact your next higher Line Leader, Manager or Scout Executive. In the most extreme conditions, Scouts SA (The Chief Commissioner in conjunction with the CEO) may issue closure-notices for Scout operations in the interests of safety for all our members and employees.

‘Woodhouse’ advises that any clients planning to use Woodouse, or with bookings over the next two days should reconsider. The property is VERY wet. We will assess further before this weekend and will advise the capacity for Woodhouse to accommodate visitors by Friday.

Warnings and updates are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 215. For updates call the HQ on (08) 8130 6000 (Volunteer Support Manager Adam Willis or GM Operations Steve Hastwell). To make a report of injury or damage to Scout property, please phone the HQ during working hours or the After Hours Incident Report Line on (08) 8378 2412.

CEO & Chief Commisioner    
 

28 September 2016

At 0945hr this morning the South Australian SES issued the following warning to South Australians living on the West Coast and parts of the lower Peninsula; the Eastern Eyre Peninsula and the North West Pastoral districts:

“A vigorous cold front will move across SA during Wednesday, followed by an intense low pressure system on Thursday. Showers and potentially severe thunderstorms are expected to develop ahead of and with the front. The cold front is forecast to be near Ceduna around midday on Wednesday, and Woomera to Adelaide by early evening. Strong to gale force west to southwesterly winds, averaging 50-65 km/h with gusts around 90-100 km/h, are expected to develop behind the front during Wednesday. These winds may cause damage to trees and property.

Following the front, an intense low pressure system will move across the Bight towards the SA coast with strong to gale force winds impacting western parts. Wind speeds may increase later on Wednesday to 50-75 km/h with gusts around 90-120 km/h, most likely near coasts and with squally showers and thunderstorms. These conditions are expected to extend further eastwards during Wednesday night and Thursday”.

Locations which may be affected (at this stage) include Ceduna, Coober Pedy, Wudinna, Elliston, Woomera and Tarcoola.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:

* Move vehicles under cover or away from trees;

* Secure or put away loose items around your property; and

* Stay indoors, away from windows, while conditions are severe.

Scouts Australia (SA Branch) requests that all Halls and Properties be secured as best they can be, and that all Scout Operations be minimised with the strongest emphasis on personnel safety.

Scouts Australia (SA Branch) is monitoring this system closely and will keep all members updated through all our communications channels. We have provided specific guidance to our State level Cuboree managers who will also monitor the system constantly over the next four days.

At this stage, all other senior Scout managers (volunteer and commercial) will make decisions for their scout operations and businesses as they deem necessary. If in doubt, contact your next higher Line Leader, Manager or Scout Executive. In the most extreme conditions, Scouts SA (The Chief Commissioner in conjunction with the CEO) may issue the closure of all Scout operations in the interests of safety for all our members and employees.

Warnings and updates are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 215. For updates call the HQ on (08) 8130 6000 (Volunteer Support Manager Adam Willis or GM Operations Steve Hastwell).

To make a report of injury or damage to Scout property, please phone the HQ during working hours or the After Hours Incident Report Line on (08) 8378 2412.

CEO & Chief Commisioner