Goodnight Scrub residents had safety concerns
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.
ROAD REPAIRS: The road to the Goodnight Scrub Hall, damaged after the recent flood waters around the region.
ROAD REPAIRS: Downpours on the weekend caused damage to roads in the region.