12 Feb 2014

Romsey and local townships 1. 30 pm Wednesday 12 Feb 2014 FIRE update

Residence are advised to check the CFA website regularly or their phone App (such as PocketFire) and ABC radio for latest information.

Last night approx 500 people attended the Emergency Community Meeting at the Sports Centre in Romsey to hear the latest details.

Special thanks to the CFA crews, police and emergency staff, SES, Red Cross, Romsey Lancefield Lions Club, and Macedon ranges Shire Council who attended the information evening.

The latest at 1 pm today from CFA website visually looks like this:

Romsey and surrounding areas are on ADVICE (blue square) whereas other north and east of Lancefield are on WATCH and ACT (yellow square).

Recovery Centres have been set up at the Riddells Creek Neighbourhood House (59 Main Road) and the Gisborne Senior Citizens Centre (16 Hamilton Street). They will open from 10am–5pm for the rest of this week.

Victoria Police has established a wristband system for residents of towns in the Macedon Ranges that have road blocks in place due to fire, including Darraweit Guim and Monegeetta.

The following MRS Council facilities in Lancefield and Romsey, which were closed today on Tuesday due to the fires, have re-opened today (Wednesday 12 February):

Lancefield outdoor pool
Lancefield kindergarten
Romsey kindergarten
Romsey Recreation Centre
Romsey Maternal and Child Health Centre.

Check out MRSC Facebook page also for alerts: 

https://www.facebook.com/MacedonRangesEmergencyAlerts

Check out VIC ROADS: Vic TRAFFIC website for details of road closures etc.

http://traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/

A MAP of the FIRES in our local area:

 

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