Swift water rescuers ready as storms loom for Fraser Coast

THE swift water rescue team is on standby in Maryborough with storms expected to continue through to Thursday. 

Swift Water Rescue team leader Brendan Fitzgerald said there were no call-outs for flood rescues across the region on Tuesday night, however with storms forecast for the Fraser Coast over the next couple of days, the team of four is ready to respond. 

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Mr Fitzgerald said it was a timely reminder for motorists to avoid driving across flood waters. 

"If it is flooded, forget it. It's not worth your life to drive through flooded waters," Mr Fitzgerald said. 

 

Mr Fitzgerald said people were starting to take the warnings more seriously. 

"People are starting to realise they're not only putting their lives at risk but Emergency Services (crews) as well," he said. 

Storms are forecast Wednesday and Thursday in Maryborough and Hervey Bay with possible showers forecast for the remainder of the week. 

 



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