Was your property damaged during the flood? You May Be Eligible for Disaster Assistance | Lithgow Mercury

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Following the devastating heavy rains and flooding on 11 January 2022, a range of disaster relief measures are now available for LGA Lithgow. Assistance is now available for business owners and affected residents, including financial support, concessional loans and transportation grants. Coles closes as Lithgow streets overflow Activating this aid will provide flooded businesses and homes with the support they need to recover and may include: Minister for Emergency Management and National Recovery and Resilience, Sen. Bridget McKenzie, said the storm caused significant damage during a short period of intense rain. “Although the storm passed quickly, the heavy rains, high winds and flash flooding caused significant disruption to the communities of Lithgow and Wallerawang in particular,” said Minister McKenzie. Deputy Premier, Minister for New South Wales Regional and MP for Bathurst, Paul Toole, said the aid would allow residents and business owners to move on and get back on their feet. foot. “Lithgow was hit by nearly a month of rain in just an hour that day, flooding homes and businesses with little warning. This aid will help those affected get back to normal as soon as possible,” Mr. Toole said. Lithgow Borough Council is assisting those affected who have registered their details with the council and encourages those who are not yet registered to complete the online form at council.lithgow.com/register-flood-updates/ or call the council’s Community Recovery Officer on 0419 100 085 to register your details over the phone. For more information on personal hardship and distress assistance, contact Service NSW on 13 77 88. To apply for a concessional loan, contact the NSW Rural Assistance Authority on 1800 678 593 or visit www.raa.nsw. gov.au. can be found on the Australian Government’s Disaster Assistance website at www.disasterassist.gov.au Further updates will be provided on the Council’s Flood Assistance page at https://council.lithgow.com /flooding-assistance/ updated news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:

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