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Upper Hunter SES to receive funding boost

We can all remember the vision of the terrifying floods in 2014, when the Upper Hunter town of Dungog was completely inundated by raging waters. Throughout it all, the dedicated men and women of the State Emergency Service braved the treacherous conditions to rescue those who needed help.

While three people tragically lost their lives to the raging torrent, nearly a hundred others were rescued by SES volunteers as devastating flash floods swept the valley, destroying homes, property and livelihoods.

Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen visited the Dungog SES unit with Emergency Services Minister David Elliot to meet the volunteers who helped so many during the 2015 floods. Michael used this opportunity to announce that the Dungog SES unit has received a $5,000 grant from the NSW government to upgrade their training grounds.

“Our services are leaders in emergency management and are doing an outstanding job of meeting the needs of the community during emergencies,” Michael said. The Dungog area was one of the hardest hit areas in Upper Hunter Electorate during April 2015’s wild weather and the SES played a vital role in aiding the community during the crisis.

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