Mayor praises community's resilience

Mayor Cr Nino Mautone has praised the Alpine Shire community for their resilience and the many selfless acts carried out during the flood emergency.

The floods have had a large impact on the Alpine Shire with a number of homes in the Buckland Valley and Myrtleford inundated.

Cr Mautone was full of praise for the way the community worked together to protect homes, businesses and properties, and to help affected families.

“The Alpine Shire community is a very resilient community,” he said.

“In the past six years we have dealt with three bushfires and now a significant flood event, which have all placed stress on residents.

“But during this difficult time some outstanding community spirit has been on show.

“We have heard a number of heart-warming anecdotal stories of communities banding together to deal with the flood emergency.”

The tremendous community spirit that is evident in the Alpine Shire was highlighted by examples such as

  • Bright IGA donating food to the Red Cross on Saturday night for a family that was at the Bright recovery centre.
  • Harrietville residents helping their local caravan park owner with sandbagging.
  • H20 Water donating 2000 bottles of water to the Myrtleford Relief Centre
  • Residents helping neighbours evacuate and move to safety

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