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Flood recovery report urges more help for farmers

Thursday November 15, 2012 - 11:51 EDT

A report on flood recovery efforts in western Victoria has found more needs to be done to support farmers affected by natural disasters.

Buloke Shire and the Department of Human Services conducted the review after floods hit the region in 2011.

Farmers say they felt forgotten in the initial stages of the flood.

The report's authors say there needs to be better communication with the farming community about several issues, including road closures and grant applications.

Charlton residents are still locked in disputes over their insurance claims.

The report confirms many people thought earlier access to information on how to dispute decisions made by insurance companies was important.

The contribution of several groups, including BlazeAid and service clubs, are praised in the report.


© ABC 2012

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