FLOODING: SES volunteers from Fraser Coast deployed to NSW

A TEAM of SES volunteers from the Fraser Coast has been deployed to New South Wales to assist with flood and storm damage related jobs.

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The Maryborough SES detailed their involvement on Facebook last night.

The post said highly trained volunteers from Maryborough, Hervey Bay and Burrum Heads were activated in the wake of severe flooding and torrential downpours in parts of New South Wales.

It’s understood the team will assist ground efforts there for the next five says.

“They will be working hard, but they will also be representing Queensland State Emergency Services and the Fraser Coast,” the post read.

Meanwhile, Australian Defence Force helicopters have been deployed to New South Wales to support search and rescue activities for the flood emergency.

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Additional ADF personnel and equipment will also be deployed this week to assist with clearance and recovery operations.

Acting Minister for Defence Marise Payne said the ADF was ready to support state emergency services with the immediate response to the floods.

“Defence is working with the NSW State Emergency Operations Centre to determine how it can further support and assist state emergency services with tasks such as assessing damage to properties, clearing roads and helping restore electricity and water,” Minister Payne said.

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Premier for New South Wales, Gladys Berejiklian took to Twitter to urge everyone in flood-affected areas to follow the instructions and advice of emergency services.

She thanked everyone who was involved in response efforts.

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