Residents affected by the recent storms that thrashed the WA coast can apply for a financial assistance to help restore properties to normal.
It is estimated the storm caused about $10 million damage across the State.
Emergency Services Minister Troy Buswell announced Western Australia Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangement earlier today.
“This funding assistance will help affected councils and communities recover from this storm damage as quickly as possible,’’ he said,
WANDRRA is jointly funded by the Federal and Western Australian governments.
Minister Buswell said preliminary indications were that the major costs would be associated with the clean-up of debris such as fallen trees and repairs to the road network infrastructure.
“I would like to commend the extraordinary effort and commitment of more than 650 emergency services - both volunteers and career personnel - who worked tirelessly to help people during and after the destructive weather,” he said.
“I would also like to note the assistance provided by Australian Defence Force personnel and SES volunteers from South Australia and thank them for their contribution.“The planning and response to the storms was exceptional with Fire and Emergency Services Authority staff and volunteers across the State working hard to ensure local communities were prepared.”
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