UNPRECEDENTED FLOODS HIT QLD AND NORTHERN NSW
The weather conditions have eased at the moment, but more rain is forecast for North West Sydney over the coming days. Please be aware of your surroundings, stay away from floodwaters, and follow the advice of emergency management and local authorities.
For emergency assistance during storms and floods, call #NSWSES on 132 500 or 000 if it is a life threatening emergency.
View NSW SES interactive map to see how your suburb may be impacted by floods https://bit.ly/3CaJBQZ
Thank you to all the volunteers from NSW SES, The Hills SES Unit, our Australian Defence Force personnel, NSW Rural Fire Service and the vast array of people from our community who are assisting those in flood affected areas.
Evacuation orders are in place for many Northern NSW communities. The situation in many areas of NSW and QLD remains serious and life threatening.
Tragically, people have lost their lives in floodwaters, our thoughts and prayers are with their family and friends.
The Federal Government has activated Disaster Recovery Payments in 26 local government areas across QLD and Northern NSW. These payments of $1,000 for adults and $400 for children are there to help those who have suffered significant loss to their homes or serious injury.
For Australian Government payments, call the Services Australia’s Disaster Assistance phone line on 180 22 66 or visit www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/disaster