Woodgate spared damage but SES was ready
A FEW strong gusts and rough seas was all Tropical Cyclone Marcia could muster when the weather system swung by last weekend.
A few small trees fell across the road on Walkers Point Rd, but even they proved no match for Woodgate SES group leader Charles Elson and his trusty chainsaw.
He and his team spent much of Saturday morning cleaning up what little mess was left behind by Marcia, with the collection of sandbags the most time-heavy activity.
Mr Elson heaped praise on his team.
“They’re an extremely good team to work with, “he said.
“We started on Wednesday in preparation. That just covered advising residents and filling sandbags.
“We probably delivered about 1250–1500 sandbags.“
Bundaberg Region Council’s Tony Ricciardi said he estimated his property received 90mm from Thursday to Saturday.
He said a quick inspection of the coastal strip showed the region escaped any new erosion to the beach.
“She blew a bit but there’s no new damage down there.“
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CHARGED UP AND PREPARED: Woodgate SES, led by group leader Charles Elson (chainsaw) tidy up Walkers Point Rd after effects of Cyclone Marcia on Saturday.
INSPECTED: Woodgate Beach was pounded by wild surf but no new beach erosion was reported.