Local SES members do their thing in Townsville after floods
THREE local members of the State Emergency Service left the comfort of their homes in the early hours of Monday morning to provide aid in the aftermath of flooding in Townsville.
Southwest area control officer Ian Phipps said the three joined a mixed team including 20 SES members from around the region as well as a number of rural fire volunteers and auxiliary firefighters.
"They're assisting the community to get them back on their feet as quickly as possible,” he said.
Mr Phipps said conditions up north were harsh and humid and that local SES members would not be staying in comfort during their mission.
"These people are volunteers and have given up a week's work. They've either left their family or left work to serve the community,” he said.
He said Townsville residents were grateful.
"The Townsville community is incredibly happy to see them,” he said.