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SOUTH EAST FARMERS ENCOURAGED TO REPORT STORM DAMAGE

Local Land Services will be assessing agricultural damage following the significant rainfall, storms and flood activity across the NSW coastline at the weekend.

South East Local Land Services staff are available to receive individual damage reports and meet with farmers to assess damage as a result of this storm activity.

Farmers are encouraged to call 1300 795 299 or contact their nearest Local Land Services office to report storm damage.

Manager Biosecurity & Emergency Services Chris Harris said, “We would like to speak to farmers to gain an understanding of the full extent of damage across the region and to determine the areas affected.”

Local Land Services will collate the information reported by farmers into an Agricultural Natural Disaster Report for the Department of Primary Industries.

The Department of Primary Industries is working with industry representatives to understand and respond to the storms at the whole of state level.

Customer services staff have are ready to assist farmers who need to report damage.

Farmers with animal emergencies or requiring animal rescues should contact the NSW State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500 immediately.

ENDS

Media contacts: Chris Harris, 02 6118 7705 | Debra Thompson, 02 4224 9707