NSW Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall flew into Wee Waa last week to inspect the flood damage and thank local volunteers and organisations for their tireless efforts.
“I was pleased to drop into Wee Waa to meet with and thank the emergency services teams there,” said Mr Marshall in a social media post after his trip on Wednesday.
“Wee Waa has been cut off, surrounded by a vast moat of water, for the last five days and the SES, RFS and Fire and Rescue NSW have been on hand working round the clock to keep the community safe,” said Mr Marshall.
“Food drops by air (six to seven helicopters per day) and by boat are keeping the community equipped with essentials,” said Mr Marshall after his visit to Wee Waa last week.
“The levee bank is doing its job and holding form, keeping everyone in the community dry.
“Thank you to Wee Waa SES controller Jen and her amazing team of volunteers.”
Mr Marshall also expressed his disappointment about the timing of the rain and floodwater and the negative impact it’s having on farmers and the agriculture sector, who were anticipating a bumper harvest.
After more than a week of isolation the town of Wee Waa is now accessible, with caution.
However, residents are being urged to check with the Narrabri Shire Council for the latest updates as road closures remain in place.
SES commander Jennie Fox stressed people still need to exercise caution and patience.
Commander Fox said crews were still working to get supplies to people and valued the community’s contribution.
“A lot of people have pitched in to help and it’s been greatly appreciated,” she said.To order photos from this page click here