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Media Alert Chinchilla Storm Update: Issued at 10am

29 October 2015

Western Downs Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) met this morning to monitor the situation in Chinchilla following yesterday’s severe storm event.

Western Downs Regional Council’s Chinchilla Customer Service Centre sustained major damage from the storm and will remain closed until repairs are made.

From Monday the Customer Service Centre will be temporarily relocated to the Chinchilla White Gums Art Gallery and the full range of Council services will be available from that site until further notice.

Customers can also still access Council services by calling 1300 COUNCIL.

Council works crews and the SES are continuing clean-up efforts and no road closures are in place. Residents and visitors to Chinchilla are reminded to be mindful of the wet weather and to drive to the conditions.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services have deployed a Rapid Damage Assessment Team that are due to arrive in Chinchilla by mid-morning.

For storm and flood assistance, please call SES on 132 500.

The LDMG are scheduled to meet at 3pm today to continue monitoring the situation.

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