Prime Minister To Visit Flood Devastated Kimberley Region

To announce flood relief package

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Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is set to visit the Kimberly Region in Western Australia following horror floods that devastated the community.

Joining him on his trip is WA Premier Mark McGowan as the pair speak with effected members of the community.

The floods have caused major damage to hundreds of homes and local businesses.

In response to the major flooding, Prime Minister Albanese is set to introduce a disaster relief package.

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Mr Albanese’s visit comes as the region begins clean-up operations with the SES moving fallen trees and rubble from roads and barges carry8ing groceries arriving in Broome to replenish supermarket shelves.

The damage caused by the floods is likely to cost billions of dollars with several expensive air drops carrying both food for livestock and first aid supplies for residents still flown in.

Several people have been left homeless while other residents in the Derby area are set to be airlifted to safety in Broome.

Temporary accommodation will soon be available at the Bullsbrook quarantine facility in Perth.

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Georgie Marr

9 January 2023

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