Redland SES Unit deployed to help in Taree

A four-person crew from Redland SES Unit has joined a Brisbane taskforce in helping the inundated town of Taree, south of Port Macquarie in NSW.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the crew and a vehicle had been deployed to help with the flood response, joining a 40-member taskforce from the Brisbane region.

“We are extremely proud and thankful to all of you!” Cr Williams said.

“Our Redland SES volunteers have been working tirelessly over the weekend, searching for a missing person and responding to the community’s calls.

“Now their hard work continues, not just in Queensland but in NSW where our interstate neighbours are bracing for more wild weather to come.”

Helping out at Taree are, from left, Tim Richardson, Tim Willis, Dave Lee and Tom Baster.

“While we have seen our own wet weather, the prolonged weather event in NSW has broken annual rainfall records in many locations including the Mid-North Coast where more than 350mm of water fell in 24 hours.

“It has been a wild few days in Taree, with surging flood waters lifting a house from its foundations. It was filmed moving at speed down the Manning River.

“In south-east Queensland there are still flood warnings in place.

“We urge residents to please stay safe and please don’t drive on impacted roads, never drive through floodwater and listen to local warnings.”

“Remember the golden rule, if it’s flooded, forget it.”

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