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"The landslide was reported at two points of the road, blocking access to the road’s only entry and exit points."
"As catchments in Gippsland are already wet, major flooding is likely for Bemm, Cann, Genoa and Snowy Rivers."
“Our local volunteers are there, on the ground, for people when they need it most."
"Please ensure you remain vigilant, and stay away from large trees as they can fall without warning."
"This is the second year in a row La Niña has been declared, but what does that mean?"
“Before VICSES I was afraid of heights but after the last two years, I’ve got used to it.”
"Catching up with past members and celebrating this purpose-built facility, was perhaps the best part of the day."
"Volunteers deserve contemporary facilities and equipment to do their jobs safely and effectively.”
"It’s important to understand that waterways may be different to what you experienced in previous years.”