Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Western Downs gets flood aid

By Rhianwen Whitney, Thursday March 7, 2013 - 11:28 EDT

The Queensland Government has activated financial assistance in the state's Western Downs region after recent flooding.

More than 230 properties were affected when Myall Creek peaked at 3.2 metres in Dalby on the weekend.

The Government says emergency assistance grants are available to help flood affected residents cover the costs of essentials including food, clothing and accommodation.

Essential household contents grants and structural assistance grants are also on offer.


- ABC

© ABC 2013

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Flood-affected WA farmers plead for faster relief funding

20:49 EDT

Flood-affected farmers in the Ravensthorpe shire on the south coast of WA say the State Government has been slow in reacting to their plight, adding there is a lack of comprehension around the scale of the damage.

Hot and dry autumn ahead for Australia

17:43 EDT

The seasonal outlook for autumn is hot and dry, but what is causing it? Both maximum and minimum temperatures look to be above average, especially for central Australia, extending down through inland NSW and western VIC.

Wet end to summer for eastern NSW

13:41 EDT

Wrapping up a hot and humid summer many will be happy to forget, rain is on its way for most of NSW east of the divide.