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Natural Disaster Assistance for Flooded Northern NSW Initiated by Australian Federal Government

NSW, Australia – (News4us.com) January 31, 2012

Natural Disaster Assistance for Flooded Northern NSW Initiated by Australian Federal Government

Natural Disaster Assistance for Flooded Northern NSW Initiated by Australian Federal Government

Northern New South Wales torrential rain and flooding continues to devastate the local communities without any sign of ending.

Minister for Emergency Management, Robert McClelland MP, stated that the Federal Labour Government has announced natural disaster assistance for the Northern New South Wales communities hit hard by the extremely heavy rainfall and concurrent flooding received in January, 2012.

The Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) have once again been employed to fund this Australian natural disaster through the co-operation of the Commonwealth and States, to the five local government areas of Bellingen, Byron, Kyogle, Lismore and Richmond Valley.

The Minister for Emergency Management, Robert McClelland MP went on to say “A range of disaster assistance schemes are available in the disaster affected areas to support councils, families, local businesses and farmers impacted by the floods.”

Emergency assistance for Individuals suffering from personal hardship was once again available as a result of the heavy rainfall and flooding.

Further information for individuals affected by the disaster assistance schemes that have been made available under the NDRRA can be found at www.disasterassist.gov.au along with up to date information about all current disaster assistance.

Mr McClelland went on to say, “Damage assessments are continuing across the state and should it be identified that other areas have suffered damage from this event, assistance may be extended to cover those areas as well. These payments are a demonstration of the Commonwealth and NSW governments’ commitment to helping disaster affected communities with their recovery.”

The Commonwealth Government has assured that it will continue to work closely with the NSW Government to ensure affected councils have the support they need.

 


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