Quiet winter for SES

CALL-OUT: Local SES Controller, Colleen Clancy, was assisted by Young RFS crews to a call-out at Koorawatha on Wednesday. Photo: Elouise Hawkey

CALL-OUT: Local SES Controller, Colleen Clancy, was assisted by Young RFS crews to a call-out at Koorawatha on Wednesday. Photo: Elouise Hawkey

Local SES and Rural Fire Service (RFS) crews were hard at work on Wednesday afternoon as they answered a call-out to Koorawatha.

Crews filled and loaded upwards of 80 sand bags at Rockdale Road, Young in response to a minor flooding call-out from an alarmed Koorawatha resident.

Local SES Controller, Colleen Clancy, said the resident was concerned their low-lying house would be damaged by a rising creek.

“We had a call-out at Bendick Murrell today (Wednesday) providing sandbags, and when we got back to Young we got another call to assist at Koorawatha,” Colleen said. “We’ve also had a call-out to a flood rescue for someone who’d driven through a flooded road.”

Overall Colleen said the SES have been lucky in only receiving around a dozen call-outs over the winter period for roof damage and minor flooding.

“The important message is for people to not drive or walk through flood waters - if the road is flooded, forget it,” she said.

For assistance, call SES on 132 500.

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