Ergon crews ready to respond to cyclone damage

Published: 11 Jan 2022 4:25am

Ergon Energy Network crews are ready to respond to any damage caused by ex-Tropical Cyclone Tiffany, as soon as it is safe to do so.

Area Manager Charlie Casa said aircraft and crews were on standby to fly to communities that may be affected by Tiffany. Weather conditions will determine how soon crews from Cairns can fly to support local crews as required.

“We’re very mindful not just of the risk associated with any cyclone or response, but also of safeguarding our people and customers in relation to COVID,” Charlie said.

We have COVID-safe practices in place, and our response crews will undergo rapid antigen testing before any departure to remote communities.”

“Far North Queenslanders know the drill when it comes to cyclones, but also remember that the danger isn’t over when the cyclone’s passed through - fallen powerlines are a life-threatening hazard, and they can be hidden amongst tree branches and other storm debris.

“You should always assume that any fallen line is live, so stay well away, warn your family and neighbours, and report it ASAP to 000. We’ll be there as soon we possibly can to make it safe for everyone, and to get the power back on.”

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