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NSW flood crisis enters 75th day

Rural towns in New South Wales could remain cut off from the state by flooding for up to a month, with residents relying on food and medicines flown in by helicopter.

The state’s flood crisis entered its 75th day on Monday, ending a weekend when severe storms hit parts of Sydney.

In the town of Euavallon in western New South Wales, local public tax official Neil Quinn said the town almost overlooked the swollen Lachlan River.

“I don’t know how they did it, but they stopped the river,” Quinn told AAP on Sunday.

It followed a tense week when the town’s original flood dykes failed and an evacuation order was issued.

Quinn said the town will rely on helicopters for supplies for at least a month.

About 66 emergency alerts were issued across NSW on Sunday.

Similarly, in parts of Victoria and South Australia, residents were nervous as floods continued to wreak havoc.

Major flood warnings have been issued for Wacoal Junction, Boundary Bend, Euston and Mooramein in Victoria.

In South Africa, state emergency services had issued multiple warnings for the Murray River.

https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/disaster-and-emergency/nsw-flooding-crisis-enters-75th-day-c-8986502 NSW flood crisis enters 75th day

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