Support needed for flood affected rural properties

Thursday 20 December 2018

Letter to the Editor

Flash flooding last Thursday resulted in many properties and farms in our rural communities inundated with huge amounts of water and landholders now face a massive cleanup and recovery.

Properties in Tarrrawingee, Everton, Everton Upper, Eldorado, Byawatha, Boralma, Bowser, Boorhaman and surrounds received 100 to more than 200mm of rain, resulting in flash flooding that will take a long period and many resources to recover from.

In Parliament yesterday I called on Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes to provide much needed funding for farmers, households and communities who are facing a lengthy recovery.

Hundreds of kilometers of farm fencing needs to be repaired, machinery replaced and debris removed from properties while homeowners face huge cleanup costs with many residences currently uninhabitable due to the amount of damage caused by flood waters.  

Anyone who requires assistance with flood recovery or insurance issues please contact me at 15 Murphy St, Wangaratta on 5721 6155 or tim.mccurdy@parliament.vic.gov.au

Regards,

Tim McCurdy

Member for Ovens Valley

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