23 December, 2023

Somerset SES heads to help FNQ

Four SES Somerset Unit members flew to Cairns earlier last week to support the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) response to Ex-Tropical Cyclone Jasper.

Somerset SES heads to help FNQ - feature photo

Somerset Mayor and Local Disaster Management Group Chair, Graeme Lehmann, said the Somerset volunteers joined other SES personnel from across the southeast region to support North Queensland crews and the community for Ex-Tropical Cyclone Jasper.

“We are so proud of our SES members who are on the ground, providing critical relief to the North Queensland crews and vital support to affected community members,” Cr Lehmann said.

“On behalf of the Somerset Region, I would like to thank our voluntary members for their service and commitment to helping communities when they need it most.”

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Jasper has been slowly tracking inland over Far North Queensland during the week.

Flooding has occurred in Cairns over this period.

There are concerns it could intensify again when it reaches the Gulf of Carpentaria over the weekend.


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