Emergency Service volunteer units stretched to the limit

Central Coast State Emergency Service (SES) units are working hard to clear the backlog, after receiving more than 1,150 calls for assistance over the weekend of February 8 and 9, including 35 flood rescues.

The SES Facebook page said on Monday, February 10, that crews had been working well into the night on Sunday and were back on deck on Monday morning, with 300 callers still to be helped.
“We are working very hard to make sure that every single resident gets the help they need; however with over 300 calls for assistance still to be helped, there will be significant delays.
“We ask for your patience during this time.
“We understand it is frustrating experiencing such delays, but our hardworking volunteers are doing their best.
“Thank you to those members of the community who have helped us by donating their time filling sandbags.
“We now have a good supply at our headquarters if you need them.
“Also thankyou to the wonderful locals who have sent lovely messages and all the other kind acts, our volunteers are very humbled by your support.”

NSW SES Gosford Facebook page, Feb 10