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South Australia Opposition Leader Steven Marshall

Marshall Calls For Emergency Tornado Assistance

Victor P Taffa

State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall is calling for swift action from the Weatherill Labor Government in response to the tornado that has damaged homes in the state’s south east.

The tornado struck the town of Kingston, damaging 25 houses and knocking over power poles and trees.

In 2009 a tornado damaged buildings in Penola and the State Government pledged $250,000 to help with the clean-up.

“The State Labor Government needs to provide immediate assistance to the people of Kingston.” State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall said.

“While the scale of the financial assistance required is contingent upon an assessment of the damage, Kingston residents need to know that the Government will support them through whatever repairs are required.”

“People with damaged homes must be reassured that they are not alone, they will be helped, South Australia will look after them.” Mr. Marshall said.

“That is why it is imperative that Premier Weatherill moves immediately to guarantee the residents of Kingston whatever assistance they require.”

Mr. Marshall also acknowledged the work done by State Emergency Service crews, three of which were dispatched from Adelaide.

“The State Emergency Service does a superb job reacting to these incidents we are thankful for their expertise and appreciate the vital role they play immediately following an emergency.” Mr. Marshall said.

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