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Natural disaster declared in flood-hit New South Wales in Australia

11-29-2011 16:04 BJT

SYDNEY, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- Natural disaster areas have been declared in flood-hit northern New South Wales (NSW) of Australia by the State Government on Tuesday following days of heavy rain.

NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Michael Gallacher, said on Tuesday that the Moree Plains Shire, Armidale Dumaresq and Inverell Shire were all considered natural disaster areas.

Gallacher said the significant rain, which continued throughout the weekend, had caused damage to a number of roads, bridges and other critical infrastructures.

"There are many families and business owners who have been affected by these recent floods and the Natural Disaster Declaration has gone a little way to ease the burden they face," Gallacher said in a statement.

He added the declaration had unlocked a number of supportive measures under the NSW Disaster Assistance Arrangements.

"The government will continue to monitor the situation to determine whether further Natural Disaster Declarations are required in surrounding areas," Gallacher said.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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