Flood update

The NSW State Emergency Service and a range of NSW Government emergency services and agencies continue to provide urgent support to communities across NSW affected by floods.
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Emergency Services are urging residents to stay informed of the current flood updates and be prepared.

Wherever possible, people in flood affected areas should plan to go and stay with family or friends, or make other accommodation arrangements. For people who need assistance, evacuation centres will be set up by the Dept of Family and Community Services. Details of the location of these centres will be provided should an evacuation be required.

Members of the public in flood affected areas should be advised that the Disaster Welfare Assistance Line on 1800 018 444 can be called for more information about Grants that may be available for low income families with no insurance who have had essential household items or structural damage to their homes.

For those areas which remain isolated the State Emergency Service will help resupply these towns with essentials during isolation and relocate people with an urgent or medical emergency.

Other activities being carried out by the State Emergency Services include:

* Moving essential medical supplies to isolated farms and towns.

* Assisting with evacuating people who are isolated and who have a pre-existing medical issue.

* Moving volunteers around so they are in the best position to assist.

* Undertaking reconnaissance flights with people such as flood planners, council engineers and SES controllers so that they have the best understanding of the flood behaviour and possible effects.

* Providing support to primary producers, stranded livestock and companion animals.

Communities are asked to be prepared and monitor the media, including the NSW Police Force facebook site, the SES website, the Bureau of Meteorology website and Livetraffic南京夜网

For assistance call the NSW SES on 132 500.

Important: If you are isolated and need resupply, call 132 500 to arrange the ordering and delivery of food and other essentials.

The NSW Rural Fire Service also continues to provide assistance to the SES in a number of key areas.

Volunteers from the NSW Rural Fire Service and Fire and Rescue NSW personnel continue to assist the SES by flushing out muddied waters from homes and businesses, as well as providing essential logistical and aviation support to isolated towns.

For the latest on road closures members of the community can visit the website www.livetraffic南京夜网 or contact their local councils.

Members of the public in flood affected areas should continue to listen to local radio stations, or check the websites listed below.

It should be noted this inquiry hotline does not replace the State Emergency Service emergency hotline. Members of the public seeking emergency assistance during a flood or storm should call the NSW State Emergency Service on 132 500, or visit their website www.ses.nsw.gov.au

Members of the public can also visit www.emergency.nsw.gov.au for a range of flood-related information.

For all other emergencies, the public are advised to contact Triple Zero.

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