Bur­nett res­i­dents pre­pared for wet weather

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

NORTH Bur­nett SES mem­bers as­sisted with 10 calls for help in an area stretch­ing from Biggen­den to Monto and Kalpowar, dur­ing their in­volve­ment with ex-Trop­i­cal Cy­clone Deb­bie

North Bur­nett SES lo­cal con­troller Brian Lowe said the ma­jor­ity of the calls were for sand­bags to pre­vent homes from flood­ing.

They were un­able to ac­cess some homes.

“There was a tree through a roof in Kalpowar the SES could not get to un­til Satur­day due to flooded roads,” Mr Lowe said.

SES mem­bers also helped res­i­dents in Monto move fur­ni­ture to higher ground be­fore flood wa­ters moved in.

Mr Lowe said things could have been worse, how­ever most peo­ple were now aware and they pre­pared well for such events.

Two Swift Wa­ter res­cue crews had been re­lo­cated to the North Bur­nett as a pre­cau­tion.

Mr Lowe said at the re­quest of the state, a crew was as­sem­bled ready to de­ploy to Bowen on Mon­day to help out but was stood down late Satur­day.

“The de­ploy­ment would have been for five days,” he said.

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