Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Flooding Australia: Uralla, Guyra and Glen Innes Severn declared natural disaster zones after heavy flooding - 7th Dec 2011

THREE more natural disaster zones have been declared in northern NSW after heavy rain and flooding.

The communities of Uralla, Guyra and Glen Innes Severn were heavily impacted by the recent storms and flooding, NSW Emergency Services Minister Michael Gallacher said.

"I am declaring these areas as natural disaster zones," Mr Gallacher said.

"Councils, residents, primary producers and small business owners will now be able to apply for support under the NSW Disaster Assistance Arrangements."

The announcement follows natural disaster declarations for Moree Plains, Inverell and Armidale/Gunnedah, Narrabri, Gwydir, Muswellbrook, Liverpool Plains, Tamworth and the Upper Hunter Shire Council.

The state government would continue to carry out assessments to determine if further disaster zones needed to be declared, Mr Gallacher said. Read More