SES volunteers thanked for storm clean up

  • June 6, 2016

Member for North Sydney, Trent Zimmerman, has thanked local State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers who worked tirelessly, over the weekend and continue to clean up today after the weekend’s extreme weather.

“SES volunteers responded to hundreds of calls for help across the lower north shore, in response to high winds and torrential rain, which caused flooding, fallen trees, disruption to power lines and damaged property.

“I would like to thank all the SES volunteers who worked day and night over the weekend to help people return to their homes, clear roads and make our community safer following such wild weather.”

Mr Zimmerman said he had spoken to the three local SES unit commanders, who are responsible for protecting the lower north shore, and thanked them, and their teams for their efforts.

“The SES unit commanders from Lane Cove, North Sydney and Willoughby all reported hundreds of call outs right across the local area, with many volunteers working long shifts.

“The volunteers are expected to busy for the rest of the week, as they clean up community facilities,” he said.

Mr Zimmerman said the SES volunteers also supported those effected in other areas of Sydney.

“Many local SES volunteers spent the weekend supporting teams on the Northern Beaches, including the worst hit areas of Collaroy and Narrabeen.

“People often forgot that the SES is a volunteer-run organisation but I know the community is so grateful for all their efforts, ensuring our community is safer when we experience such weather events like the one we experienced over the weekend,” he said.