Last updated on August 4th, 2017 at 01:22 pm
Raymond Island resident Sophie Nolan sets the media straight:
Of the numerous media reports about the recent East Gippsland floods and particularly about Raymond Island, many were exaggerated. An example of such reporting: “Twenty Raymond Island evacuees were suffering from mild hypothermia.” Fact: Two people who left the island to go to the refuge centre were cold and wet. Some reports were simply wrong, such as the one that said the army was making food drops on to the island. But the report that caused the most comment here was factually correct. The news reporter said that “Raymond Island was surrounded by water”.
(Via Dan Lewis)