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Marooned in a red sea

Tuesday, 6th March, 2012

BIG THRILL: Max Day (3) watches the SES helicopter take off after dropping food supplies at his home on Calindary Station north of Broken Hill. BIG THRILL: Max Day (3) watches the SES helicopter take off after dropping food supplies at his home on Calindary Station north of Broken Hill.

 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.

Creek rescues

Wednesday, 29th February, 2012

RIVER STREET: Yesterday’s deluge turned roads into rivers as these photos of Williams Street (above) and Gypsum Street (inset) show. Kindergarten student Jordan Evans (inset) went to school prepared. RIVER STREET: Yesterday’s deluge turned roads into rivers as these photos of Williams Street (above) and Gypsum Street (inset) show. Kindergarten student Jordan Evans (inset) went to school prepared.

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.

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