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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

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