Over the coming weeks Resilience NSW will visit areas across the Clarence Valley to offer face-to-face support to flood impacted communities (10am-3pm):
- Lawrence: Tuesday, 10 May at Lawrence Public Hall, Bridge Street
- Brushgrove: Thursday, 12 May at Brushgrove Community Hall, Clarence Street
- Harwood: Tuesday, 17 May at Harwood Island Hall, River Street
- Tucabia: Thursday, 19 May at Tucabia Community Hall, Clarence Street
- Coutts Crossing: Tuesday, 24 May at Coutts Crossing Coronation Hall, Armidale Road
- Glenreagh: Thursday, 26 May at Glenreagh School of Arts Hall, Coramba Street
Meanwhile, the Service NSW Mobile Service Centre is also conducting visits to Clarence Valley locations this week, offering digital services including Dine & Discover Voucher applications, Regional Seniors Travel Card applications, renew NSW Vehicle Registration, change of address on a NSW Driver Licence, NSW Seniors or Seniors Savers Card applications, check NSW Vehicle Registration and submit a Notice of Disposal.
- Glenreagh: Tuesday, 10 May (10am-3pm) across from Golden Dog Hotel, Coramba Street
- Nymboida: Wednesday, 11 May (9am-12pm) near Nymboida River Retreat, Church Street
- Coutts Crossing: Wednesday, 11 May (1.30pm-3.30pm) in front of Coronation Hall, Armidale Road.
- Iluka: Thursday, 12 May (10-3pm) in car park across from Ampol, Young Street
DISASTER ASSISTANCE FINDER
Do you need flood recovery assistance, but don’t know what supports are available to you? Answer a few short questions and find the help best suited to your circumstances and needs with the Disaster Assistance Finder.
Alternatively, if you prefer to speak to a person, visit your local recovery centre or call Service NSW on 13 77 88.
Have you noticed a lot of mozzies around lately? Standing water left behind by floods and heavy rains is an ideal breeding ground for the pesky insects.
Mosquitoes aren’t just a nuisance, they also have the potential to affect your health. Here’s some tips to avoid getting bitten:
- Wear long, loose clothing;
- Apply mosquito repellent to exposed skin;
- Be aware of peak risk times for mozzie bites;
- Limit number of places for mozzies to breed by emptying buckets or other containers around your home that hold water.
Click here for more information on how to reduce mosquito risk around the home.
MOULD CLEAN UP
It may just look like a stain or some small spots – but mould is much more than an unsightly discolouration.
Mould is a health hazard and often found in homes after heavy rain or flooding has prevented items and structures from drying properly.
Most common moulds are black, green or white, but no matter what colour, all moulds have the potential to cause health problems.
Here are a few tips if you decide to remove mould yourself:
- Open windows and doors where possible;
- Wear rubber gloves, eye protection, suitable shoes and a face mask before cleaning;
- To clean mouldy surfaces, use mild detergent or vinegar mixed with water (4-parts vinegar to 1-part water);
- Carpet may need to be professionally cleaned or replaced.
Click here for more info.