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Significant storm damage after Cyclone Debbie in Queensland last week has reminded the nation of the destruction of natural disasters.
Early last week, on Monday, March 27, the Wodonga area as hit with a localised storm that resulted in roughly 400 requests for assistance and the Tatura SES unit was there to lend a hand.
‘‘Once the magnitude of the damage was realised, VICSES’ north-east head- quarters put out a call to surrounding units for assistance,’’ a Tatura Unit spokesperson said.
They said after Tatura received the call at 11.30 pm on Monday night, the unit jumped into action.
‘‘Tatura supplied two members, a four-wheel drive and our storm-damage trailer filled with chainsaws,’’ the spokesperson said.
‘‘These members took safety working at heights, storm and water damage, chainsaw, and crew leading skills with them.’’
The unit spokesperson said SES was there to support the entire statewide orange community.
‘‘We find it important to help our brothers and sisters in orange from other units,’’ they said.
‘‘We are here for the community; that may not necessarily alwaysmean our community, but the whole community of Victoria.
‘‘They have also never hesitated to help us when our area was hit by similar storms and floods not too long ago.’’
They urged community members to head along to the unit’s regularmeetings if they would like to join up.
‘‘If you can see yourself in orange, come down and have a chat with us on Monday nights from 7 pm at 52 Martin St, Tatura.
‘‘If you need storm or flood assistance phone 132 500; if there is a threat to life always phone 000.’’