Blue Mountains residents urged to prepare for the summer months

It's time to clean the gutters.
It's time to clean the gutters.

With the summer storm and bush fire season just around the corner, Blue Mountains Council is encouraging residents to "get ready".

It will host a free online expo, aptly titled Get Read For Summer on Saturday, October 30.

The expo will include expert presenters from agencies including the NSW RFS, NSW SES and Fire and Recue NSW.

The will offer practical advice to help residents and businesses be more prepared for the season and any emergency situations which may arise.

The day will focus on understanding what we can do to make our friends, families and pets safer but recognising risks and planning ahead.

It will also lok at how to stay informed and where to find reliable information at a time of crisis, what we can do to look after our community, local wildlife and the environment.

"Every year our community braces for summer and the wild weather it may bring," said Blue Mountains mayor Mark Greenhill. "We can have wonderful summers, but we can also have stressful summers that bring intense storms or bush fires. We all need to be as informed, prepared and resilient as possible.

"Holding the expo online means we can ensure everyone can access this important information, even if they're still waiting for their vaccination.

"It also means we can have more people attend and stay safe at the same time."

The expo is free but places are limited, so registrations are essential.

When you register you will have access to every session, but can pop in and out of the sessions that suit you.

For more details and to register visit bmcc.nsw.gov.au/Get-Ready-BlueMountains.