The Nationals Member for Euroa Annabelle Cleeland has encouraged locals to download the VicEmergency app and ensure they are prepared as the hot weather continues.
The CFA has declared a Fire Danger Period in all LGAs of the Euroa electorate which will run until the beginning of May.
Ms Cleeland stressed the importance of following advice of emergency services personnel and having a clear evacuation plan in place.
“With summer now in full swing across our region it’s crucial everyone has a fire plan in place to stay safe,” Ms Cleeland said.
“As we continually see, the weather can change rapidly. It’s important to stay alert and informed about local conditions.
“I encourage everyone to download the VicEmergency app, remain vigilant and look out for one another.”
Ms Cleeland said while roadside slashing was occurring there was plenty of work to be done across the region.
“With recent wet weather we’ve seen a startling amount of growth on our roadsides, particularly on major highways like the Hume and Goulburn Valley,” Ms Cleeland said.
“This growth poses a real fire risk and while work is underway to get this under control, there is still a fair bit of work to be done.”
Ms Cleeland thanked local emergency service volunteers for their contributions to the community, particularly over a challenging period.
“Our emergency service volunteers are some of the most selfless and dedicated members of our communities,” Ms Cleeland said.
“The SES put in an extraordinary amount of work during the recent floods across our region, which was accompanied by amazing community spirit.
“Likewise, our CFA crews who we are eternally grateful for, particularly through the summer months.
“I encourage everyone to thank these tireless volunteers and ensure you are prepared to make their lives as easy as possible.”