Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Flood guides loom for Moira Shire

Thursday January 17, 2013 - 13:04 EDT

Flood guides are almost already for the two most flood-prone towns in the Moira Shire.

Restoration works are continuing across the Moira Shire after the March floods caused more than $40 million worth of damage to local infrastructure.

The Moira Shire Council is also finalising its new flood emergency plan which includes guides for Numurkah and Nathalia residents.

The council's manager of flood recovery, David Booth, says the guides should be ready some time this financial year.

"As part of a three-year program with the SES [State Emergency Service], Moira Shire was made available the opportunity to do flood guides for residents in Numurkah and Nathalia," he said.

"Again, coincidentally, the flood event of March 2012 simply reaffirms the importance of doing that work."


© ABC 2013

More breaking news

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Low flows hit northern Tasmanian irrigators

12:26 EDT

The drying effect of El Nino is restricting irrigation in northern Tasmania.

Another round of heat to finish up Spring

11:36 EDT

Extreme heat has been affecting New South Wales again this week just ahead of a cooler change.

Consumers asked to accept 'hailstorm heroes' after storms damage fruit

11:23 EDT

The fruit industry will ask consumers to lower their expectations on fruit quality this season.