A crew of Central Highlands Regional Council staff travelled to Moranbah last week to assist Isaac Regional Council with clean-up and recovery after a freak storm wreaked havoc on the town.
The crew of nine staff departed with three trucks and light vehicles to clean-up green waste. After completing an area that was predicted to take a full week to clear, they moved on to other parts of town.
Two State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers were deployed to Dysart to assist local units also.
Mayor Kerry Hayes was pleased to receive positive feedback on the crew’s efforts in Moranbah and appreciated the staff’s commitment.
‘Our staff volunteered to go away from their families, while the weather pattern of storms persisted around their own homes as well,’ he said.
‘They are showing commitment above and beyond to help our neighbours at Isaac Regional Council.
‘Living in our region, we have all experienced the consequences of natural disasters and it’s those times that show our preparedness to help others when needed.’
While the crews were away their colleagues at home were faced with emergency clean-up works in Springsure and Rolleston after heavy rainfall caused flash flooding.
Forecasts predict wet weather to persist throughout the week.