Far North SES answers Bundaberg's flood SOS
JOHN Lacava just wants to get in and get his hands dirty.
The SES deputy Cairns controller was among the third wave of Far North assistance which has headed south to help with flood recovery in Queensland.
A group of 22 volunteers from across the regionarrived in Bundaberg late yesterday, relieving the initial group of Far North workers who flew down on Sunday.
"We're all Queenslanders. We've all got to pull together and if the shoe was on the other foot, they'd be up here," Mr Lacava said.
"I think the majority of it is flood damage, but as with a lot of these situations, it always seems to hit the people who can least afford it."
A 12-strong group, led by EMQ area director Glenn Alderton, flew to Maryborough on Tuesday to help with the clean-up there and he said the crew had been busy tarping homes and clearing vegetation.
"It's different to (cyclones) Larry and Yasi where it was a whole community. It's different to a cyclone, but it's an extreme strip of damage."
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Here to help: SES volunteers John Lacava, Vee Bainbridge, David Swan and Luke Barnes arrived in Bundaberg yesterday to help with the flood clean-up. Picture: TOM LEE