FRNSW assists with flood rescues and evacuations - VIDEO - Across NSW
Published: 24 Oct 2022 03:45pm
Apologies for any confusion that may have occurred by the re-sending of the previous media release titled: Fire and Rescue NSW deploys additional in-water rescue crews across the state - VIDEO | , NSW
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is continuing to carry out dozens of rescues and evacuations in flood zones across NSW.
FRNSW currently has specialist strike teams in Grafton and Lismore in the Northern Rivers, Moree in the North West, Barham, Deniliquin and Moama in the Riverina, and Dubbo in the Central West.
In the last 24 hours, crews in Moree have rescued multiple people and evacuated approximately 30 others, including elderly residents and children.
Across impacted communities, FRNSW strike teams are helping councils and other frontline agencies by inspecting river levels and flows, checking roads and assessing infrastructure.
FRNSW's Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, or drones, continue to provide incident command centres with real-time situation reports as required.
With more heavy rainfalls, flash flooding and river rises forecast, FRNSW is urging locals to heed the NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) advice to never drive, ride or walk through floodwater - if it's flooded, forget it.
EDITORS NOTE: High resolution images are available on the FRNSW website. Video footage is available here: https://vimeo.com/763225137/c05a9c3749 [external link]
Updated: 24 Oct 2022 05:30pm
Details about this incident may change and should not be used as emergency information and/or advice.
For all life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000)
For flood information, warnings or requests for non-life threatening assistance, call the SES on 132 500 or visit the NSW State Emergency Service website here. [external link].
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