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06 ALICE SPRINGS HAIL STORM FRIDAY JUNE 24 2016 CAVE01Z01MA - V1 Manager Todd Lawrence said the Alice Springs Cinema sustained a fair bit of damage and will likely be out of business for up to about two weeks. Picture: REX NICHOLSON Hail damage has business struggling to recover Jim Robertson This is a monumental task, theres no electricity R O L L E R D E R B Y S V I C T O R I A M A C L E A N electrical appliance or installation has been submerged in water. If in any doubt, call professional electricians. The Safety Alert can be downloaded from: http:// www.worksafe.nt.gov.au/Safe t y A l e r t s / L i s t s / P o s t s / ViewPost.aspx?id=46 For more information contact Robin Smith, principal inspector (electrical) on 1800 019 115 or email at email@example.com PART OF WARREN SNOWDON AND LABORS Warren Snowdon and Labor have 100 positive policies for Australia. These are 10 of my positive policies for Lingiari. TEN POSITIVE POLICIES FOR LINGIARI FIGHTING FOR MEDICARE FIGHTING FOR YOUR PENALTY RATES QUALITY EDUCATION FOR EVERY CHILD REVERSING MR TURNBULLS $29 BILLION SCHOOL FUNDING CUTS BLOCKING MR TURNBULL $100,000 DEGREES 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 DELIVERING AFFORDABILITY FOR FIRST HOMER BUYERS FAIR BUDGET REPAIR INVESTING IN INFRASTRUCTURE IN CENTRAL AUSTRALIA MAKING MULTINATIONALS PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE OF TAX DELIVER A BROADBAND NETWORK THAT AUSTRALIANS NEED AND DESERVE WWW.100POSITIVEPOLICIES.ORG.AU WELL PUT PEOPLE FIRST 100 POSITIVE POLICIES Authorised by Warren Snowdon, Giles St Alice Springs, NT 0870 LOCAL businesses in and around Alice Springs continue to count the cost after a severe hailstorm last Friday left many premises damaged and some unable to operate. Many of the local proprietors who suffered significant damage during the storm were forced to restrict their operating hours and, in the case of the Alice Springs Cinema, close entirely for weeks while the damage is repaired. Manager of the Alice Springs Cinema, Todd Law rence, said the water damage had not only affected the ceiling but also one of the intricate projector machines. We have a technician in from Perth at the moment looking at the projector which got absolutely drenched it could be a two week minimum to repair it, Mr Lawrence said. The entire lobby ceiling needs to be replaced and some carpets still need to be pulled up so at this stage it looks like we might be able to open one cinema next week at some point. The Araluen Arts Centre was also left without power after the storm and was forced to postpone the Alice Can Dance event after water entered the building and until power could be restored safely. Bob Cooper from the Alice Plaza confirmed that many businesses within the premises had been affected and required immediate assistance. To a certain degree there were a lot affected and we reacted quickly to rectify those that were seriously damaged most of the retailers were trading come Saturday morning, Mr Cooper said. The freak weather occurrence prompted the NT Chamber of Commerce to issue a statement reminding businesses of their duty to follow best practice when standing down employees due to closure as a result of the storm. Alice resident and Roller Derby advocate Victoria Maclean took to Facebook to call for help with the clean-up of the local YMCA which suffered water damage to every room, including the roller derby area. Our roller derby sport floor is a mess and we have to take it up so the water and debris can be cleaned up, Ms MacLean said. This is a monumental task, theres no electricity in the building due to the water and ceiling issues so we can only work during the daytime. The team are juggling their work requirements with the large scale clean-up of the Y. We all have jobs, that means roughly two hours each day, one square at a time, washing it in vinegar solution and drying each tile to be stored in boxes and driven to a storage unit there are something like 9000 tiles, plus all our gear and merchandise, Ms MacLean said. We are certainly being tested as a struggling league. Mental health group forced to move DUE to storm damage in its building in Eastside, the Mental Health Association of Central Australia is temporarily relocating its Day to Day Living drop-in centre. The drop-in centre is running from 9.30am to 3pm at the Holyoake Annex on the corner of Musgrave and Bloomfield in Gillen. A bus service can pick people up from the MHACA car park at 9am and return to the same location at 3.15pm. MHACA will operate from the annex every day until further notice. All of MHACA will be closed on Friday, reopening on Monday, June 27, at 9.30am Support work will continue. Staff can be contacted on their mobiles or on 08 8950 4600. Warning on dangerous appliances NT WorkSafe has issued an Electrical Safety Alert to business owners following recent hail storms and flooding in Central Australia. There is potentially a risk of electrical failure and fire if an
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