5 PEOPLE WE’RE MOST THANKFUL FOR
WITH Whitsunday SESsions set to be held this weekend, we asked our readers who they were most thankful to for their efforts before, during and after Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
State Emergency Service (SES)
THE SES worked like Trojans throughout the entirety of Cyclone Debbie.
Teams helped clear roads, assisted those stuck in their homes, delivered medication to those who needed it and so much more. It was before the cyclone had even died down that the teams started to receive phone calls.
IT DIDN’T take long for community groups to respond when Cyclone Debbie hit and among those who put their hands up to help were the Salvation Army.
Not only did they work tirelessly to help affected residents get back on their feet, they also assisted with catering food to 250-300 people.
BEFORE water seeped through IGA’s ventilation system and the roof threatened to cave in, IGA in Jubilee Pocket opened its doors to residents who were in desperate need of supplies.
Whitsunday Family Practice
WHEN floodwaters cut roads in the region following Cyclone Debbie, Whitsunday Family Practice set up an emergency mini-hospital in Cannonvale.
Whitsunday Neighbourhood Centre
BEFORE the cyclone hit, the Neighbourhood Centre was distributing vouchers to more than 40 applicants needing cyclone kits.
Two days after, the centre started providing food relief across the region.