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‘David Allan’ opens Port of Newcastle post floods

The David Allan was kept very busy last month, dredging the Port of Newcastle following March’s flooding event. Working in tandem with “sweeper” vessel Pacific Tiger, the full-time trailing suction hopper dredger had...

Hunter drenched in wettest March in 120 years

March 2021 could be remembered as ‘the big wet’ in future annals. After multiple days of persistent, heavy rainfall between March 17 and 26, much of the state was experiencing record flooding. By Wednesday...

Clean-up of flood-damaged household chemicals

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is seeking community assistance for the safe clean-up of household chemicals and problem wastes in the Hunter after recent flood and storm weather events. EPA director incident...

Pool owners warned of risks post floods

Pool specialists are warning pool owners in flood affected areas to be aware of the increased risk of 'popping pools', debris, water-borne disease, and mosquitoes this week. The call comes as torrential rain...

Disaster declaration unlocks funding for flood-impacted Cessnock

Support is now available for businesses and individuals in local government areas (LGAs) declared natural disaster zones following the recent NSW flood events. And, Cessnock is one of 38 councils currently included in...

Fire and Rescue NSW assist flood rescue efforts

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews have worked around the clock to assist residents and the SES through the treacherous conditions that continue to hit the NSW Coast. FRNSW has mobilised over...

Spike in flash flood alert service subscriptions

City of Newcastle is encouraging residents to register for its free flash flood alert service after July brought record-breaking rainfall and severe East Coast Lows.  July’s wet weather saw a 41% increase in subscriptions between 25 July – the day before an East...

Flash flooding causes chaos

Flash flooding has posed a tough challenge for Newcastle State Emergency Services (SES) crews. A heavy downpour on Sunday afternoon saw areas of Wallsend, Callaghan, Mayfield, New Lambton, Broadmeadow and the wider Hunter...
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