Help at hand for flood victims
  • Monday 27 February 2012

Sunshine Coast flood victims who have experienced personal hardship as a result of Friday night’s torrential rain are able to access help from the Department of Communities.

Sunshine Coast Mayor Bob Abbot said local residents could seek personal hardship assistance by calling the Department of Communities on 1800 173 349.

"This weekend’s heavy rain and storms have caused a significant amount of damage to both public and private property so this assistance will be a tremendous help to locals," he said.

Cr Abbot also thanked Emergency Services Minister Neil Roberts for his visit to Pomona and other badly affected areas of the Sunshine Coast on Saturday and his activation of Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements which would help council cover the cost of restoring damaged public infrastructure and its counter disaster operations.