A wayward shipping container causes the indefinite closure of McCahon Bridge in Warwick.
A wayward shipping container causes the indefinite closure of McCahon Bridge in Warwick. Lyn Prowse-Bishop

You’re needed for big clean-up

SOUTHERN Downs Regional Council is calling for volunteers to assist with the cleanup of properties around Warwick and surrounds following the floods.

Manager for community development and in charge recovery coordinator Sheila Stebbings said many hours were required for the clean up process.

"Approximately 20 homes and 16 businesses have identified that they have been inundated in the Warwick area and may be requiring assistance with clean-up," Ms Stebbings said.

"Other properties around the district are currently being identified."

If you can assist with the clean-up process, call in to the council administration building at 64 Fitzroy St, Warwick from 8am today to register as a volunteer and receive the necessary induction information, orientation and directions of where assistance is required.

The council advised all applicants to wear suitable footwear, a hat, sunscreen and, if possible, to bring disposable rubber gloves.

"If you are able to supply any cleaning gear (brooms, shovels, buckets, cleaning cloths or disinfectants), this would be much appreciated," Ms Stebbings said.

Some protective gear will be available. You will also need to bring your own refreshments for the day.

Phone 4661 0300 or 0459 098 612 if you require assistance with your home or business.



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