Flood watch: Tweed Heads SES members Blair Grimes and Margaret Brooks prepare sandbags.
Flood watch: Tweed Heads SES members Blair Grimes and Margaret Brooks prepare sandbags. John Gass

Tweed SES heeds SOS calls

TWEED Heads SES members have been helping residents prepare for more rainfall and possible flooding.

SES members placed sandbags at South Tweed residences on Sunday to prepare for extreme weather conditions and prevent flood damage.

Tweed Heads SES unit controller Ian Carlson said the organisation had not done any sandbagging in the Tweed Heads area over recent weeks.

“We have been quiet in that area recently, but there has been a fair bit of rain lately and so this is something people are starting to think about,” Mr Carlson said.

“If any residents have any concerns about flooding they can contact us for sandbags. They can pick them up or we can bring them out and help to place them.

“There are a few homes in the South Tweed area which are low and could be flooded. People who have contacted us for sandbags have been worried about their property being damaged by the water.”

Mr Carlson urged Tweed residents to be mindful of flooding and wet weather conditions in the coming weeks.

“It's important to be careful of driving on wet roads and in dangerous conditions,” Mr Carlson said.

“Some areas in Tweed, like Kennedy Drive, can become flooded when there is heavy rainfall.

“The locals know this; it's important that visitors are aware of areas that can become flooded and drive carefully or even avoid driving in the rain.”

The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted the Tweed region will continue to receive heavy rainfall this week.

Cloudy conditions, showers, strong winds and heavy rain have all been predicted to hit the region in coming days.

Residents who require assistance from Tweed Heads SES can call 132 500.



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