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NSW Government announces nine Natural Disaster Declarations

5th March 2012

Ministerial media release


The Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Michael Gallacher, has extended recent Natural Disaster Declarations to nine councils that experienced significant flooding after heavy rainfalls.

These Natural Disaster Declarations include Young, Upper Lachlan, Boorowa, Weddin, Coolamon, Corowa, Gundagai, Snowy River and Cooma-Monaro Councils," Minister Gallacher said.

"We are also expecting to declare more Local Government Areas by the end of the day.

"The SES and other emergency service personnel have been fantastic and I continue to applaud the incredible job they have done.

"Both the Premier and I met with the SES again this afternoon to personally thank the volunteers and to be updated on the forecast for the coming days.

"This year alone the Government has declared more than 35 Local Government Areas as Natural Disasters as heavy rainfall continues," Minister Gallacher said.

These declarations make a number of supportive schemes available to assist with the cost of restoration and recovery under the Commonwealth Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements and the NSW Disaster Assistance Arrangements. Anyone needing help from the SES should contact their local unit on 132 500. In a life threatening emergency, always ring Triple Zero (000).

Up-to-date information on road closures is available on the Roads & Maritime Services website www.rta.nsw.gov.au or from local councils.


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