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Police provide food and essentials for Hawkesbury residents

Tuesday, 23 March 2021 10:59:52 PM

Police are today assisting residents affected by the flooding the Hawkesbury area by providing emergency supplies to the community.

Officers from Hawkesbury Police Area Command, assisted by the North West Metropolitan Region resources, Traffic and Highway Patrol, Marine Area Command, have coordinated a response today, (Tuesday 23 March 2021) to provide essential items and supplies to residents and community members on the western side of the Hawkesbury River areas impacted by the severe wet weather.

These residents had been cut off from supplies due to the local flooding events.

NSW Police have delivered a number of items, including hygiene products, fruit and vegetables, other food items, along with essential items to the local community.

These essential items are currently available for collection from the North Richmond Community Centre – 33 William St, North Richmond and the Hawkesbury Depot at 3 Old Sackville Road, Wilberforce, for pickup by impacted residents.

NSW Police and emergency services will continue to support local communities across the state during the ongoing emergency situation.

“During the past few days, the community in that region had become isolated due to the continuing weather event which resulted in the widespread flooding that we have all witnessed, and subsequently, the rapid decline in access to essential supplies for the community,” NSW Police Force Assistant Commissioner Leanne McCusker said.

“The operation was led by the North West Region, however, we had substantial support from the Marine Area Command, Traffic & Highway Patrol, the RFS, and the Hawkesbury City Council.

“During the operation we were able to provide important medical supplies for the NSW Ambulance operation, along with critical energy supplies for continuing power provisions,” Assistant Commissioner McCusker said.

For further assistance, the Public Information Inquiry Centre operates on a 24-hour basis and can be contacted on 1800 227 228.

If you require emergency assistance during floods or storms, call SES on 132 500.

In life-threatening emergencies, contact Triple Zero (000).