Residents who attended the discussion session with Bushfire Recovery Expert David Longer are now much better informed about how effected people react to the stress arising from evacuations and fire events. David canvassed some expected reactions and discussed ways in which members of a community could assist in the recovery process.
Cr Leaney and others highlighted the lack of assistance provided to Erica, Rawson and Walhalla after the February 2019 fire. Representatives from Baw Baw Shire and West Gippsland Healthcare Group will provide feed-back to their organisations.
Rawson Cricket Club members assisted with a BBQ and refreshments.
Anyone who needs additional support can call the bushfire case support program on 1800 560 760.