Scenes from the North Coast-based Westpac Rescue Lifesaver Helicopter which has responded to 18 missions during the flood emergency.
Scenes from the North Coast-based Westpac Rescue Lifesaver Helicopter which has responded to 18 missions during the flood emergency.

Flood damage report

THE NSW Department of Primary Industries and North Coast Local Land Services are urging primary producers to report damage, including stock and fodder losses, as well as damage to farms, fencing and other farm infrastructure following significant flooding from ex-tropical Cyclone Debbie.

NSW DPI Regional Coordinator, Rik Whitehead said producers are now starting to gain access to their paddocks to assess the extent of the flood related damage.

"Farmers should report all flood-related damage, including stock and fodder losses, as well as damage to plantations, fencing and other farm infrastructure,” Rik said.

"This will ensure we understand the full extent of the damage and can provide ongoing support where it is needed most.”

Local Land Services Emergency Coordination Controller Ian Poe said, "So far approximately 155 landholders have reported stock losses and agricultural damage, however as we continue to see flood waters recede and farmers can get back into their paddocks we expect that number to significantly increase.”

"We have a team of people on the ground who can provide advice and assistance and landholders who need help with emergency support for their livestock, emergency fodder and stock water should contact North Coast Local Land Services on 1300 795 299,” he said.



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