The spirit of Redlands was on show at daybreak this morning as Mayor Karen Williams farewelled 20 Redland SES volunteers who are on their way to the north of the state to help in the clean up.
The volunteers are travelling to Townsville and then will be dispatched to Bowen or Proserpine depending on need.
Mayor Karen Williams said that a city the size of Redlands being able to send 20 SES volunteers was a great achievement and tribute to our community volunteers.
“Some of those volunteers are leaving their own homes that have no power at present,” Ms Williams said.
“Last night two of the volunteers from our Southern Moreton Bay Islands even slept at the SES depot at Cleveland to make sure they could get on the plane today.”
The Redlands SES dealt with 58 jobs last night and have 32 to complete this morning.
To report damage to your roof or flooding, contact SES on 132500.