Good­night re­pairs

Good­night Scrub res­i­dents had safety con­cerns

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page -

LAST week­end’s pre­dicted bad weather had the Gin Gin SES on high alert.

Act­ing lo­cal con­troller Kel­lie Bol­stad said the team kept a close eye on the ap­proach­ing weather.

“As the wa­ter started to rise in known flood­ways, lo­cals kept us in­formed and we could up­date res­i­dents of closed roads,” Mrs Bol­stad said.

Re­ports came in from the Good­night Scrub of dam­age to one of the cause­ways near the Good­night Hall af­ter flood­ing the night be­fore.

Res­i­dents re­ported the dam­age to the coun­cil and there was a quick re­sponse to re­pair the cause­way.

“I am im­pressed with how or­gan­ised ev­ery­one was and there was no se­ri­ous dam­age or re­quests for as­sis­tance over the week­end,” Mrs Bol­stad said.

The pre­dicted down­pour en­cour­aged res­i­dents to be cau­tious on the roads and to pre­pare the fam­ily home.

“I con­grat­u­late res­i­dents for be­ing or­gan­ised and pre­pared. It makes it eas­ier for the emer­gency ser­vices when com­mu­ni­ties are storm ready,” Mrs Bol­stad said.

Many call-outs can be pre­vented and Mrs Bol­stad en­cour­aged res­i­dents to keep them­selves in­formed and up-to-date on warn­ings.

“The high winds and sud­den rain can bring trees down. If you see pow­er­lines down, call Er­gon En­ergy and stay well clear,” she said.

“Af­ter ev­ery storm, res­i­dents should care­fully sur­vey their prop­erty for dam­age and use pro­fes­sional trades for re­pairs if re­quired.”

Mrs Bol­stad said safety should be your first pri­or­ity af­ter ev­ery storm.

If you re­quire as­sis­tance from the SES phone 132 500 or if it is an emer­gency phone 000.

Kel­lie Bol­stad I con­grat­u­late res­i­dents for be­ing or­gan­ised and pre­pared. It makes it eas­ier for the emer­gency ser­vices when com­mu­ni­ties are storm ready.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON

ROAD RE­PAIRS: The road to the Good­night Scrub Hall, dam­aged af­ter the re­cent flood wa­ters around the re­gion.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON

ROAD RE­PAIRS: Down­pours on the week­end caused dam­age to roads in the re­gion.

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