Operation Flood Assist – Update

Update, 23 October 2022 Up to 650 ADF personnel are now involved in Operation Flood Assist 22-2.

In Victoria, about 350 personnel are supporting local authorities with flood-related tasks in #Kerang, #Wangaratta, #Rochester, #Echuca, #Shepparton, #Seymour, #Bendigo and #Barmah.

Two CH-47 helicopters are available to assist with reconnaissance, the evacuation and relocation of communities, lifting and moving heavy equipment, provision and resupply of essential food supplies to isolated communities, and provision of feed and fodder for livestock.

Tasks have included: filling and distribution of sandbags, transport support to isolated families and emergency services stakeholders, diversion of water from a small dam and construction of three levees, door knocking to support flood-affected residents, clean up activities, and transport of SES water rescue personnel, Army medics and stores to #Shepparton and #Echuca via CH-47.

In NSW, about 100 personnel are assisting in #Moree, #Dubbo, #Condobolin, #Deniliquin and #Hillston and about 100 personnel are assisting in Northern NSW with flood preparations, community engagement and sandbagging.

About 50 personnel are on standby to assist the #Hunter region.

Two helicopters are providing night-time search and rescue in the #NorthernRivers region.

From the afternoon of 24 October, a third helicopter will be on standby for night-time search and rescue on the #SouthCoast.

The ADF remains postured to provide additional support to State Emergency Services should a request be received via National Emergency Management Agency.


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