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Flood recovery meetings in Kempsey

Thursday February 28, 2013 - 12:08 EDT

Flood victims in the Kempsey shire have two opportunities today to outline their needs and concerns to authorities.

There is a meeting at Smithtown at 1:00pm (ADST) for people affected by flooding in the Lower Macleay.

A second meeting is at 5:30pm (ADST) at the council chambers in Kempsey, is for business owners.

The shire mayor Liz Campbell said it is just the start of a over-arching recovery strategy.

"We're just trying to get a feel for what's needed, how we can in the next 24-hours set-up the things that are needed by the community to speed up the recovery process and get us back on our feet," she said.

"We've still got to gauge the full extent of what's happened here in the Macleay.

"We are used to floods and getting really good at preparing but it's after that we need to get a bit more of a handle on and how to cope."


© ABC 2013

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