14 Nov 2012

When the Siren Goes Episode 5 - Snowstorms

From the collecton When the Siren Goes - audio

Focusing on the massive snowstorm of 2006 which had collapsed roofs, blocked roads, felled power lines and cut communication in Canterbury, this programme hears from those involved in managing the emergency response, and locals who were left to their own devices. A self-help group, the Mid Canterbury Emergency Relief charitable trust, played a key role in deciding where snow rakers should be put to work, and by the end of the week after the snowfall, it had successfully removed 12,000 stock from danger.