Friday, February 23, 2024

AlburyCity swamped with flood assistance requests

AlburyCity Council is working in support of the NSW SES to respond to a large volume of community requests for assistance.

A combination of increased flows into the Murray River, and consistent rainfall events are seeing many areas of the Albury community impacted, with Council urging residents to be prepared, and focus on the safety of family and loved-ones during this challenging time.

AlburyCity CEO, Frank Zaknich said Council’s teams were working through customer requests as quickly as possible, whilst prioritising those most in need.

“Our teams are out and about clearing fallen trees and debris, unblocking drains, closing flooded roads… working in close partnership with the SES and other emergency agencies to keep our community safe,” said Mr Zaknich.

“Many in our community are being impacted by flooding, and we ask everyone to please adhere to any directions and signage in impacted areas, and to only travel around our city if absolutely necessary.”

“We are expecting river levels to continue to rise, and with more rain and  thunderstorms predicted it is important that we all have a flood plan, which can be completed on the SES website.  

“A huge thank you to the community and local response agencies for their efforts supporting each other during this time,” he said.

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