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Police launch inquiry centre to support weather operation

Do not put your life or the lives of others in danger.

That’s the message from the NSW Police Force, who have just activated a Public Information Inquiry Centre in a bid to support its severe weather operation.

Members of the public can contact the centre for information relating to the severe weather and flooding. It will operate on a 24 hours basis until at least 5pm on Monday (22 March).

It can be contacted by calling 1800 227 228.

State Emergency Operations Controller, Deputy Commissioner Gary Worboys, has appealed for the public to not become complacent.

“Members of the public in the flood-affected areas need to heed the warnings and advice of the NSW State Emergency Service and all emergency services,” he said.

“Our message is clear – do not put your life or that of emergency service personnel in danger.

“Floodwater is extremely dangerous as it can have fast moving undercurrents that can wash people and vehicles away.

“Everyone should always remember to never drive, ride or walk through floodwater.”

For the latest on road closures members of the community can visit the website Live Traffic NSW website or contact their local councils.

Members of the public in flood affected areas should continue to listen to local radio stations, or check the websites listed below.

It should be noted this inquiry hotline does not replace the State Emergency Service emergency hotline.

Members of the public seeking emergency assistance during a flood or storm should call the NSW State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500, or visit their website.

For all other emergencies, the public are advised to contact Triple Zero (000).

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