ADF continues support to flood response (Update 28 October 2022)

Up to 550 ADF personnel are deployed on Operation Flood Assist 22-2 as part of the Australian Government’s response to flooding in Victoria and NSW.

The ADF continues to work closely with National Emergency Management Australia in monitoring potential floods across the community.

The ADF remains postured to provide additional support to State Emergency Services should a request be received via National Emergency Management Australia.

 

Victoria

   

What has happened?

  • Defence has made available up to 400 personnel to support Victoria’s flood response.
  • Tasks conducted have included: Filling and distribution of sandbags, transport support to isolated families and emergency services stakeholders with high clearance vehicles, diversion of water from a small dam and construction of three levees, door knocking to support flood-affected residents, clean-up activities and transport of SES water rescue personnel, Army medics and stores to Shepparton and Echuca.

What is happening today?

  • As at October 28, about 400 ADF personnel are supporting local authorities with flood-related tasks across regional Victoria including Echuca, Shepparton, Swan Hill and Bendigo.

 

Visit https://www.ses.vic.gov.au/ or https://nema.gov.au/ for support or further information.

 

NSW

What has happened?

  • Defence has made available up to 150 personnel to support the NSW flood response.
  • Tasks conducted have included: Filling and distribution of sandbags, levee construction, transport and access assistance with high clearance vehicles and clean-up activities.

What is happening today?

  • As at October 28, about 90 personnel are providing assistance across the flood-affected communities of Moree, Condobolin, Deniliquin and Hillston.

 

Visit https://www.ses.nsw.gov.au/ or https://nema.gov.au/ for support or further information.

CAPTION: Soldiers from the 2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment (Queensland Mounted Infantry) help the NSW Rural Fire Service to unload sand bags near Deniliquin, NSW, as part of Operation Flood Assist 22-2. Photo supplied.


 
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