Edward River Council, along with Murray River Council, now has a fully stood-up Emergency Operating Centre (EOC) at the RFS Fire Control Centre at the airport. SES and RFS will manage this situation, with Council playing a pivotal role in supporting the emergency management process. During such times, SES is the lead agency, and we will take their directives.
EVACUATION CENTRE SUPPORT
The Evac Centre at the stadium has opened to support the region, including Deniliquin, Moama, Barham and smaller villages. That means that over the coming days, you will see more service personnel around.
Registration for people needing these services will be open during business hours, with a 24-hour number also provided.
Services to be provided include:
- Registration of evacuated people,
- Supply of beds, meals, toilets, first aid, counselling and support services,
- Companion and larger animal shelter
PREPARATION AND PLANNING
At this stage, the Bureau of Meteorology is doing its best to predict what this weather event will bring, and we will feed back all information from them, and the SES, as we get it.
In the meantime, we urge all residents to stay calm, prepare and implement their flood plan if they are in flood-prone areas or at risk of isolation due to road closures. As things can change quickly, be sure to stay informed, look out for each other and know who to call!
SANDBAG LOCATIONS AND VOLUNTEERING
A community sandbagging facility is operating out the front of the Old Saleyards Canteen, on Saleyards Road, across from Deniliquin Saleyards. The sandbagging station will be open to the public from 9am-6pm. There will be NO ACCESS for the general public to Macknight Drive for the airport, and appropriate traffic control signs will be in place.
FOR PEOPLE WANTING SANDBAGS
If you want sandbags, you will need to call SES on 132 500 to book. You’ll receive a number to present on arrival to SES staff before you can pick up sandbags.
When arriving on-site, you’ll need to sign up via a QR code as a spontaneous member to cover volunteer insurance. Please note this is a busy location with forklifts, trucks and other heavy machinery and vehicles moving around. For safety reasons, we ask you not to bring children or animals.
OUR TOP TIPS
STAY CALM. STAY INFORMED. GET PREPARED
- Follow the NSW SES for the latest information on warnings.
- Stay up to date on the weather conditions through the Bureau of Meteorology.
- If you need assistance with flood or storm damage, call the NSW SES on 132 500.
- In a life-threatening emergency, call Triple Zero (000).
- Also monitor Council's websites and Facebook posts for road closure updates.
- Never drive, ride or walk in flood waters.
- Please share this information
DO NOT LEAVE IT TOO LATE