SES workers were kept busy responding to calls across the Tweed region when heavy rain sparked widespread flooding earlier this month.
SES workers were kept busy responding to calls across the Tweed region when heavy rain sparked widespread flooding earlier this month. Cathy Adams

SES launches search for new recruits

TWEED Coast SES workers are searching for reinforcements to help cope with calls for help during storms and floods.

The Tweed Coast Unit has suffered a decline in personnel in recent months and will next month host a series of recruitment meetings in a bid to bolster volunteer numbers.

“We’ve probably got about 18 active members but that number needs to be up above 30 at least,” adminstration officer Liza Neal said.

Ms Neal said there was a call for operational, adminsitration and field personnel.

Recruitment meetings will be held at the SES headquarters in Pottsville on July 5 from 7pm and from 3.30pm on July 9. Enquiries phone 0427567059.

Meanwhile, the SES is hoping to build a database of images in the wake of the East Coast Low weather event that tore through the region last weekend.

Ms Neal said they had called on the community to share their photos to help provide flood intelligence and a reference for future floods in the Tweed Coast area.

Photos can be uploaded to the Tweed Coast Unit’s facebook page.

Contributors should include location, date and any other related information.



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