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February 28, 2021

Help still available for Tweed flood victims

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The Flood Recovery Centre in Nullum Street, Murwillumbah, closed its doors yesterday but help is still available for those seeking assistance or information.

More than 350 businesses, employing 1000 people, in the Murwillumbah and surrounding areas, were effected by the floods, along with property and home owners.

Anyone needing help or advice can call Tweed Shire Council on (02) 6670 2400, where you will be able to speak to specialist flood staff, who have previously been working in the Flood Recovery Centre and know about what assistance is available through relevant agencies and services.

This transition is a normal step in the recovery process and an important part of returning services to local communities to access in their usual way.

Since the centre was established in the week following the March/April flood event, the Murwillumbah Recovery Centre has assisted more than 2000 people.

Anyone knowing someone in need – businesses or individuals – should encourage them to make contact with the recovery team on (02) 6670 2400 as soon as possible.

For those needing mental health assistance, a free service has been established by NSW Mental Health, with no referrals for in person or telephone counselling. Please call 1300 137 934 Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm. Outside of those hours, Lifeline offers a 24-hour service for anyone experiencing a personal crisis. Please call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

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