It’s a long drive to Lismore – and it’s even longer when you have to navigate through flood waters to get there.
It took a strike team of 16 of the Eurobodalla’s finest firies more than 16 hours to reach the stricken Northern Rivers – now they are sweeping away the mud and debris, the aftermath of flood waters which peaked at 11.6 metres on Friday.
The Eurobodalla’s firies have sent a strike team north to help residents in Lismore clean up.
A spokesman for the Rural Fire Service (RFS) said 16 crew had driven four tankers and a strike vehicle to the flood-damaged region on Sunday, April 2.
The strike team included crew from the Durras, Batemans Bay, Broulee, Dalmeny, Narooma, Potato Point and Malua Bay units.
He said the convoy left at 6am and joined another four vehicles made up of Shoalhaven crew. The trip took over 16 hours to reach Lismore due to long detours to avoid flooded roads.
“The will stay until at least Thursday,” he said.
“We may fly them back and fly a replacement team up to continue the work. It's a dynamic environment, plans change day by day.”
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