Woodgate spared dam­age but SES was ready

Isis Town and Country - - News -

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.“

Turn to page 7 for more Woodgate news.

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.

PHO­TOS: MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

IN­SPECTED: Woodgate Beach was pounded by wild surf but no new beach ero­sion was re­ported.

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