Big thank you to the 'Mud Army'

13 Apr 2017

THE past couple of weeks have been a particularly trying time in and around our local community.

Some pretty devastating flooding brought with it plenty of damage, road closures and, tragically, the loss of a life.

The impacts of the inundation will be felt in our community for some time.

Ours is a community which looks after each other.

It's something I've always been proud of growing up in and representing this community, but especially so over the past few weeks.

Not only have the SES, emergency services and local council done an amazing job cleaning up and making sure people are safe, but ordinary residents have been quick to lend a hand wherever they can.

It's been so heartening to see the re-formation of the mighty Mud Army, made up of local residents willing and to help complete strangers clean up and get back on their feet.

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten was equally as impressed with how the community has dusted itself off and come together when we met with SES volunteers and those impacted by the floods earlier this week.

As we head into the Easter break and spend d some time with our loved ones, it's important that we do take time to think about those impacted and offer our support when we can.

If you have been affected, you can apply for financial assistance at www.disaster assist.gov.au, and don't hesitate to contact my office on 3299 5910.

First published in The Logan Reporter on 13 April 2017.

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