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Evacuation centres - change of hours


Eurobodalla’s two evacuation centres in Moruya and Narooma will close at 6pm tonight and reopen tomorrow at 8am. From tomorrow, hours will be 8am-6pm daily until further notice. Fire impacted residents requiring overnight accommodation have been assisted with temporary accommodation.

-Moruya evacuation centre: Moruya Basketball stadium, in the showgrounds, Albert Street, Moruya

-Narooma evacuation centre: Narooma Leisure Centre, Bluewater Drive, Narooma

Eurobodalla Recovery Centre open this long weekend, and outreach to Bodalla and Narooma next week  Eurobodalla’s Recovery Centre in Batemans Bay is open all long weekend, 10am to 4pm. Professional staff from a range of agencies who understand the disaster are on hand to provide support. No appointment is necessary. Customers impacted by bushfires can also now call Service NSW on 13 77 88 or visit www.service.nsw.gov.au for assistance. The mobile recovery team will visit Bodalla and Narooma next week - Bodalla Hall on Wednesday 29 January, 6pm-8pm and Club Narooma on Thursday 30 January, 6pm-8pm. A light supper will be served at both to bring people together.

Local road closures (no change from last night)

· Araluen Road remains closed, and as of 10pm last night no access past the Council and Essential Energy depots

· Larrys Mountain Road is closed at the highway

· River Road, Moruya is closed at Hawdon Street

· Old Princes Highway, Narooma is closed at Wonga Road

· Wagonga Scenic Drive, Narooma west, is closed

· Potato Point Road is closed at the highway.

Please obey any roadblocks – they are in place for your safety.

Other closures

Moruya waste transfer station is closed until further notice following yesterday’s fire damage.

Power

Essential Energy report they have more then 400 team members working across the South East of NSW today, continuing with repairs and assessing new damage to the network following the fire events over the past two days.

In Eurobodalla yesterday Essential Energy was successful in restoring power to more than 4,500 customers who lost supply on Thursday due to the Clyde Mountain Fire. 1,700 customers remain without power. This includes 500 customers who have been without power since the New Years Eve fire. These people have been contacted to discuss alternative power arrangements.

Teams are located at Potato Point and Bodalla where repairs are being made to return power. Some areas are unable to be accessed due to active fires, however Essential Energy continues to work with the RFS to understand where and when it is safe to enter and assess damage. Dedicated crews also continuing to make repairs along the network where previous fires caused extensive damage.

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