Wild weather keeps SES busy

STATE Emergency Services crews have responded to 45 jobs in Central Queensland since midday on Monday.

The jobs included the rescues of three people from floodwaters at Bouldercombe, Marmor and Stanwell last night.

At Rolleston, the SES was providing foodstuffs to the town’s general store.

Emergency services provided food to people stranded in floods in Rosedale.

Of the 45 jobs, 31 were in Yeppoon for storm and tree damage and sandbagging.

Regional director of Emergency Management Queensland Robbie Medlin said six houses in Yeppoon were damaged by falling trees and a tarpaulin was used to cover a roof on a house in Bungundarra.

Mr Medlin warned people to stay out of floodwaters and obey flood warning signs.

“They rise rapidly and the volume and power of the water is obviously hard to calculate...parents need to talk with children and discourage them from playing in the channels and floodwaters,” Mr Medlin said.

If you are experiencing flood or storm damage and need SES assistance call 132 500.




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