South Burnett SES helps out Proserpine

Nanango and Wondai SES volunteers helped out  the cleanup in Proserpine last week.
Nanango and Wondai SES volunteers helped out the cleanup in Proserpine last week. Contributed

SIX members from the SES Nanango and Wondai did a five day trip up to Proserpine last week to help out with the clean up from Cyclone Debbie.

They were apart of a team of 16 from the North Coast contingent of the SES.

Nanango SES group leader Robyn Baker said the five day trip was two days of travel and three days of clean up work in the Proserpine area of cyclone damage.

"We did lots of roof jobs, repairing where the cyclone had damaged roofs and skylights, we did a lot of chainsaw work, a lot of talking to people door to door making sure people are okay and finding a few jobs that way,” she said.

Ms Baker said the number of people pitching in to help out with clean up was a great community effort.

"The community becomes pretty awesome when something like that happens,” she said.

"We did 500 sandbags down here and then two days later packed up and went up to Proserpine, and we've done two jobs since we've been back.

"We had a great time, it's amazing to see everyone up there pitching in and helping each other out.”

If you would like to the join the SES, visit the website.

Topics:  cyclone debbie

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