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Marooned in a red sea
Tuesday, 6th March, 2012
By Gayle Hogan
Helicopters have been flying to station properties to deliver food to isolated families and to check on livestock after last week’s flooding rain.
The Livestock Health and Pest Authority (LHPA) has been helping livestock in distress, with a number of sheep moved from flooded paddocks near Ivanhoe yesterday.
Wednesday, 29th February, 2012
Emergency services had their work cut out for them yesterday with 36 call-outs and three rescues after the city received almost 50 millimetres of rain.
Between 9am and 3pm, 48.6 millimetres of rain was recorded and SES Controller, Darren Larkin, said most of their work involved leaking roofs and sand bagging.
“We also had three flood rescue jobs; one on the Menindee Road, one on the Adelaide Road and one on the Silverton Road. These people were all stranded in creeks,” Mr Larkin said.