Fires and cyclones and floods, oh my!

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December 30, 2010 by jessperriam

Hi friends,

I hope you’re having a stellar Christmas / New Year.

The past week has consisted of:

a) relaxation,

b) food,

c) leftover food,

d) the obligatory Boxing Day movie (I saw The King’s Speech and you should too!) and,

e) work.

I’m on the on-call emergency roster at work. This consists of being available at all hours of the night/morning to make warning announcements on the radio to communities in the state who might be affected by bushfires, floods, cyclones and anything else that might pop up.

We’ve had bushfires and cyclones on the menu this week. And with four days in a row of 40 degrees Celsius forecast for Perth early next week, and a cyclone brewing up north, the work doesn’t seem to be letting up. I’m not complaining – it’s fairly bread and butter stuff that we do as broadcasters (especially this time of year) – but it’s incredibly important to our listeners. It gives them valuable information, but it also gives them comfort in times of potential danger (although I stumble through on the radio sometimes, so I’m sure that infuriates some)

So I’ll be ringing in 2011 by reading a cyclone alert on the radio. But between now and then I’ll write you something nice. Promise.

PS. That’ll probably be the first and last time I mention work on the blogski.

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