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Severe weather update - Tuesday, 29 January 2013


As the severe weather system from ex tropical cyclone Oswald moves into New South Wales, emergency services remain extremely busy coordinating the response and providing assistance to residents.

State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers have responded to approximately 3,400 requests for assistance in the 24 hours to 5am Tuesday, 29 January 2013. These jobs have been focused in central Queensland, the north coast, Brisbane and south east Queensland. Jobs mostly relate to evacuations, flood assistance, sandbagging, leaking roofs, roof damage and fallen trees.

Swift water rescue technicians attended approximately seven events overnight. Remember If its flooded, forget it. Under no circumstance should people enter floodwaters by road or on foot.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a number of warnings relating to flood levels and severe weather. Please take heed of all warnings relating to your area.

For flood or storm related assistance, contact the State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500, or in a life-threatening emergency phone Triple Zero (000).

Contact for media enquiries: DCS media unit on (07) 3635 3310.

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