Our Incident Management Team deployed to Parkes, New South Wales to assist with the severe flooding is preparing to return to New Zealand and they will be replaced by a second rotation arriving in NSW this Thursday, 24 November.

The team has had many visitors over the last few days including Minister for Emergency Services Murray Watt, the Co-ordinator General of NEMA Brendan Moon, Parkes Mayor Ken Keith, and NSW Opposition Leader Chris Minns.

Parkes Woolworths generously donated a significant amount in supplies to a neighbouring Incident Management Team in the town of Lachlan. Our team visited the supermarket to say thank you and sang a waiata https://www.facebook.com/nswseslachlanregion/videos/1564003380692629/(external link)

The team gained better situational awareness from a helicopter flight which was particularly helpful for planning for the towns of Euabalong and Condobolin. They also updated warnings for Forbes, Condobolin, Euabalong and Jemalong and created a visual overview of the Lachlan River flooding [PDF, 262 KB].

They continue to build the IMT, get resources to where they need to go, and plan operations out for the next few weeks.


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