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Information about current conditions and response

Vic Emergency issues a daily update on the Upper Murray Bushfires. It includes information on: 

  • The current fire situation
  • Health impacts
  • Water, power, roads and other amenities
  • Livestock and animal welfare 

Click to download the Upper Murray Community information for Friday 17 January, 2020

Key messages today:

  • Conditions have been milder, allowing crews to work on containment lines in some areas. 

  • Residents are returning to their communities with approved essential services.  

  • For urgent animal welfare needs contact Agriculture Victoria on 1800 226 226 

  • Landholders requiring urgent fodder for livestock should contact the Victorian Farmers' Federation on 1300 882 833

  • For information on animal nutrition, click to download this Dairy Australia factsheet: Ruminant Nutrition - Managing Dairy Stock Post-Bushfire

  • Households in the Towong Shire can now access emergency payments to relieve personal hardship. Representatives at relief centres are able to assess your eligibility and assist with applications or phone the hotline: 1800 961 054

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