Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Tassie SES workers help Mount Tamborine clean-up

Tuesday February 5, 2013 - 10:57 EDT

State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers from Tasmania are continuing to help with the clean-up at Mount Tamborine this week.

Parts of the Gold Coast hinterland were hard hit by torrential rain and strong winds last week, with many residents forced to live without power and water for days.

Volunteers who were involved in bushfire operations in Tasmania last month are now lending a hand.

Crew leader Anthony Dick says he hopes the SES will continue to grow.

"Oh we're always after new members, we've always got people coming and going, different people stay for different periods of time for different reasons but there's always an opportunity for people to volunteer for the SES or the fire [service] or the other emergency services, so wanting to help the community in that way," he said.

"They often learn a lot of skills that they use within SES but most importantly they use in everyday life.

"It helps them further their career or get themselves a better job, all the training provided is competency-based and recognised nationally, so it's portable between industries ... so that's another thing they can gain by being part of the SES."


© ABC 2013

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Footy weather keeping race-goers and cricketers wrapped up

19:21 EDT

Melbourne has chilled through its coldest pair of days this late in the year since 1983, reaching a footy-season like 13.2 degrees on Saturday and 14.2 on Sunday.

Cooler start to the working week for southwest WA

12:21 EDT

Following a nice Sunday to end the weekend, the mercury is set to plunge on Monday as a cold front welcomes the working week.

Melbourne weather: 'Bleak' weekend forecast with warmth unlikely until November, BOM says

23:01 EDT

Hail storms, heavy rain and gusty winds have lashed Victoria and hundreds of people have called for help from emergency services as a cold front moved across the state.