Moora recovers from flood disaster

On Wednesday March 24, the small rural town of Moora was declared a disaster area. Business, contracting and farming was at a standstill.

On that epic day, after being hit by Cyclone Elaine, the town and most of its buildings had been flooded for four days.

Western Power’s North Country sector power crews had to disconnect initially more than 190 flooded homes, and then move progressively through the 400 odd houses in the town and isolate circuits so power points and lights not affected by the water could be used.

Western Power network services division general manager John Kelly described the response from its crews as “exceptional”.

“Despite many suffering personal hardship, they made time to help by towing cars and salvaging material,” he said.

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