Premier John Brumby said today (7 September 2010) he expected the damage bill from the recent floods in Victoria to be tens of millions of dollars but less than the Gippsland floods of 2007 which cost $60 million.
Regional Victoria is bracing itself for more flooding in the wake of the Broken River flooding and fears that the Goulburn River might also flood. Communities are on high alert.
”This flood emergency is far from over,” said Tim Wiebusch, the acting director of operations for State Emergency Services.
According the Sydney Morning Herald, the “SES received 4500 calls for assistance during the floods and emergency alerts were sent to 55,000 Victorians. Up to 300 properties received water damage. The SES bolstered its overworked Victorian ranks with crews from Queensland, Tasmania and South Australia.”
”The pre-warning that we got out of the weather bureau was good and allowed people to shift stock to higher ground,” said Andrew Broad, the federation president.
In NSW, the SES said another couple of centimeters of rain could send the state swimming but by last night scattered minor flooding was the worst most rural residents had experienced.

Flood damage in Victoria expected to be costlyPremier John Brumby said today (7 September 2010) he expected the damage bill from the recent floods in Victoria to be tens of millions of dollars but less than the Gippsland floods of 2007 which cost $60 million.Regional Victoria is bracing itself for more flooding in the wake of the Broken River flooding and fears that the Goulburn River might also flood. Communities are on high alert.”This flood emergency is far from over,” said Tim Wiebusch, the acting director of operations for State Emergency Services.According the Sydney Morning Herald, the “SES received 4500 calls for assistance during the floods and emergency alerts were sent to 55,000 Victorians. Up to 300 properties received water damage. The SES bolstered its overworked Victorian ranks with crews from Queensland, Tasmania and South Australia.””The pre-warning that we got out of the weather bureau was good and allowed people to shift stock to higher ground,” said Andrew Broad, the federation president.In NSW, the SES said another couple of centimeters of rain could send the state swimming but by last night scattered minor flooding was the worst most rural residents had experienced.

By | 2010-09-07T16:10:31+00:00 September 7th, 2010|Insurance News|
 
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