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Loddon Mayor defends flood recovery efforts

Thursday June 27, 2013 - 11:52 EST

The Loddon Shire's Mayor says the Victorian auditor-general's criticism of the state's flood recovery coordination is surprising.

The auditor-general released a report yesterday that found the recovery coordination to the 2011 floods was "complex and unwieldy".

The floods badly affected the Loddon Shire and Mayor Geoff Curnow says the criticisms are not in line with what he observed.

"In the Loddon Shire I think we've handled [it] particularly well," he said.

"It was a devastating time and yet the services all came together, so many different people had to play a part and yet we've made a wonderful effort toward recovery over the last two-and-a-half years."

He says if he could improve something, it would be communication during flood emergencies.

"To keep the people informed through the media or electronically or somehow as to the threat that was on the way, the people were concerned following the event that they hadn't been keep up-to-date with what was possible to happen."


- ABC

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