Update: 12pm, Monday April 1, 2019 – APRIL FOOLS
Local small business owner, Caspar Brace, looks like he has broken into a potential growing market. The local business man is currently in talks with the SES and COREM, about launching a new approach to saving lives in the event of serious flooding.
‘One of the main issues experienced by those caught in 500 year flood events is the sudden loss of safe movement due to rapid water level rises,’ said Mr Brace.
‘In fact a great deal of the time of the SES is spent rescuing people trapped on roof tops. It occurred to me that another way we could help support the SES and help future proof our own community was to start to take the threat of sudden flooding far more seriously.’
Mr Brace recently started talks with COREM and the SES, who were both unavailable for comment, about the possible retro-fitting of local houses with a ready to go roof launchable rescue craft, much like those found on sea-worthy boats.
‘The idea came to me whilst witnessing the great trouble people had when suddenly caught in very serious flooding, getting caught on roofs, needing the SES to rescue them… why not be prepared I thought, and the idea of Home Roof Top Rafts was born.’
He hopes to crowd raise funds to bring the cost of fitting down particularly in the affordable homes market. Anyone interested should contact Caspar at [email protected] 0422 804 333.