Volunteers head north to help out
A TASKFORCE of eight Lockyer Valley SES volunteers is en route to Townsville to assist with flooding clean up.
Having gone through and assisted in local flood disasters, Lockyer Valley SES local controller Ryan Beaumont said the volunteers were the ideal people to lend a hand.
“Our members know best what the (Townsville) community is going through and how to help them persevere,” Mr Beaumont said.
The monsoonal downpour has left almost 1000 homes severely damaged, if not uninhabitable.
Mr Beaumont said given the Lockyer Valley SES teams previous flood experience, the volunteers were highly called upon by the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services.
“They know the Lockyer Valley has had the hard task of similar circumstances before, so they requested our help more so because of our experience,” he said.
The volunteers will assist volunteers from across Queensland and interstate in cleaning up homes and businesses in the region.
The SES volunteers are expected to be deployed for a week. — Ali Kuchel
HELPING HAND: Our crews go to Townsville.