• Hundreds seeking help at emergency relief centres

    Leah Coles
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    IN SAFE HANDS: Pictured at the emergency relief entre at the Wangaratta Showgrounds were (from left) council relief centre staff Wendy Steel and Gillian Williamson with Holly and her daughter Nora Russo from Bright and Jacqulin Pack from Porepunkah. Nora hopes to be back at home in time to celebrate her 1st birthday on January 23. PHOTO: Shane Douthie

    HUNDREDS of people were continuing to register for assistance yesterday afternoon at the Wangaratta Performing Arts and Convention Centre Emergency Relief Centre.

    The centre reopened at 4pm on Wednesday after being temporarily relocated to the Wangaratta Showgrounds on Tuesday.

    Queues of people were waiting to register as an evacuee with Red Cross or for financial assistance with the Department of Health and Human Services as bushfires continued to rage in the King Valley and Alpine areas.

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