Com­mu­nity cy­clone ef­fort recog­nised

Townsville Bulletin - - Voice Of The North -

POWER TO PEO­PLE: En­ergex trucks at In­n­is­fail show­grounds af­ter Yasi I WRITE to­day to thank the res­i­dents and busi­nesses of the greater Townsville-Ing­ham area for their in­cred­i­ble sup­port and wishes to the En­ergex staff from South East Queens­land dur­ing the elec­tric­ity restora­tion ef­fort fol­low­ing Cy­clone Yasi.

Dur­ing the past weeks 315 En­ergex staff and con­trac­tors were in­volved in ei­ther net­work re­build­ing along­side our col­leagues at Er­gon En­ergy and other elec­tric­ity com­pa­nies, or tasked with driv­ing ve­hi­cles or mo­bile gen­er­a­tors from south east Queens­land to the cy­clone hit area. A to­tal of 107 En­ergex ve­hi­cles and 23 gen­er­a­tors were em­ployed as part of the Er­gonled task­force to help re­store the power sup­plies.

The last of our staff and con­trac­tors re­turned home over the week­end af­ter an ex­haust­ing and ful­fill­ing as­sis­tance mis­sion.

We re­alise the larger com­mu­nity, has many months of hard re­build­ing work ahead.

I would like to thank the peo­ple who have made our re­sponse so much eas­ier.

Ob­vi­ously there are our counter- parts at Er­gon En­ergy, as well as lo­cal po­lice, fire and emer­gency ser­vices per­son­nel, coun­cil, the de­fence force, Red Cross and other char­ity groups, ho­tel op­er­a­tors and staff, store own­ers and other sup­pli­ers who have been amaz­ing.

But most im­por­tantly I would like to thank the lo­cal res­i­dents in the cy­clone hit ar­eas who have been truly in­spi­ra­tional in their re­silience, fre­quent of­fers of help and good friend­ship dur­ing our stay.

BILL LYON, Ex­ec­u­tive Gen­eral Man­ager En­ergy

De­liv­ery En­ergex Ltd.

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