Record rainfall with more tipped has SES on standby
LAST weekend saw record rainfall around the region and tragically the flooded roads claimed the life of a local resident.
The horror of the storm should be a reminder to motorists – if it’s flooded, forget it.
Gin Gin SES acting local controller Kellie Bolstad said flash floods were common this time of the year. In the past week, the east coast of Australia experienced a super storm cell, causing major damage across three states, the damaging winds and rain cut roads and services.
“The SES is on standby and ready to assist the community in their moment in need,” Mrs Bolstad said.
“More importantly, we all need to be prepared,” she said.
Thousands of calls are made to the SES each year. Many requests for assistance could have been avoided by being prepared.
“I encourage the community to visit the SES website for lists to help you prepare,” Mrs Bolstad said.
“With the predicted weather forecast for this week I have members on standby.”
During this time of the year the SES is kept busy cleaning up after every storm. The SES is on the hunt for more members to sign up. “If it wasn’t for the dedication of volunteers we wouldn’t have the service,” Mrs Bolstad said.
She reminded residents to pay attention to the weather warnings and never cross a flooded road.
READY TO GO: Gin Gin SES Unit's vehicles are at the ready for any emergency local residents may have.