A team of Northern Territory Emergency Service members are today travelling to New South Wales to support emergency response efforts to the widespread flooding in the southern states.
Two teams of 4 NT volunteers each and one NTES staff member will be deployed as Storm and Flood Response Crew support in the northern NSW town of Moree.
The crews were requested by NSW SES due to the impact of widespread heavy and locally intense rainfall in the region for much of 2022.
Many of the communities have been affected by flash flooding, riverine flooding, and damaging wind gusts in the Northern, Southern and Western zones of the state.
This is the fourth deployment of NTES volunteers and staff to NSW this year.
The deployment of members is for 7 days, which includes a day of travel to NSW, 5 days of field work and a day of travel to return to the Territory.
Members being deployed come from the Alice Springs and Darwin.
Taskforce Commander, Ian Carlton said “I would like to thank the volunteers, employers and families for allowing the volunteers to be able to travel and assist the communities in New South Wales.”
image source: NT Emergency Service NT SES – Palmerston Volunteer Unit