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WYONG SES SHOWS OFF NEW TOY

The Wyong SES unit is now be more equipped,¬†after receiving a new state-of-the-art rescue vehicle. The truck is worth more than a quarter of a million dollars and includes a six metre light mast and more accessible ladders, for rescues. Matt Le Clercq, from the unit, says the vehicle would have been invaluable during the region’s recent super storms. The State Emergency Service is aiming to roll out standardised trucks over the next few years.

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STATE GOVERNMENT SAYS THANKS TO SES

The Central Coast’s men and women in orange were today officially recognised for their work during last month’s cyclonic storms. Emergency Services Minister, David Elliot, says local SES members went above and beyond to help those affected by the wild weather. A report on the recovery effort is expected to be handed to the Premier in July. AUDIO IN PARTS

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THIEVES STEAL VITAL EQUIPMENT FROM SES

Visiting SES volunteers in the Hunter have been dealt a low blow, with thieves stealing thousands of dollars worth of equipment overnight. The crews, from NSW and the ACT, are in the area to help clean up after last week’s devastating storms. They were staying at a hotel in Cessnock when their trucks were broken into last night. Around $3,000 worth of chainsaws and pumps were stolen from four vehicles. The crews will be re-stocked with borrowed equipment from other units so they can continue their clean up work.

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SES SCAM WARNING

The SES says it’s received several calls from residents who’ve had people calling them, claiming they are members of the organisation and are running a raffle to support flood victims. The SES says it does NOT operate any such raffles. Authorities are also warning of people dressed as SES volunteers and door knocking for donations at Lake Macquarie, as well as Tanilba Bay in Port Stephens. Again, the SES says it NEVER door knocks residents. Meanwhile residents in Bolton Point at Lake Macquarie have also reported seeing people dressed as SES volunteers and looting homes in the area.

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