17-11 Welfare of People and Pets a Priority

Welfare of People and Pets a Priority

17-11 Welfare of People and Pets a PriorityThe City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is reminding all residents to take extra care as power remains off throughout Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder CEO John Walker is encouraging residents to be vigilant and take extra measure to reduce the risk of food related illness.

“The unexpected power outages mean that people may face challenges in keeping their food at a safe temperature, and we don’t want to see any outbreaks of food related illnesses that could have been avoided,” he said.

“You may also be eligible for compensation for food that has been affected by the power outage. Remember to check with your insurance company.  Western Power also has limited compensation available.

“We also know that yesterday’s storm would have upset lots of animals, and some animals may have escaped and are not yet reunited with their families. Our Community Rangers are operating ‘business as usual’ at the Animal Management Facility.

“Due to the number of requests, you may not be able to speak to an officer immediately, but please leave a message with your contact details, and an officer will return your call.”

For more information on food safety, visithttp://bit.ly/2ixShcz. For information on the compensation available for spoiled food from Western Power, visit http://bit.ly/2yXY29F.