Amazing aerial footage of flooded areas in Northern NSW
DID you see or hear a helicopter flying over your home this week?
Four helicopters owned by the NSW Rural Fire Service were made available for the NSW State Emergency Service to use this week, in the aftermath of the recent weather system and subsequent floods.
An SES spokesman confirmed four helicopters normally based in Grafton were used.
A Firebird 200 was spotted by visitors and tourists yesterday morning during high tide hovering above Main Beach in Byron Bay.
The spokesman said the helicopters had provided invaluable information by completing reconnaissance flights all over the areas affected by flooding in the Tweed and Northern Rivers areas.
"The helicopter crews have gather great information observing the state of roads, confirming what areas are isolated and making sure we have a complete view of the situation," he said.
"The helicopters will be tasked to supporting the SES in this mission until they are released to go back to their regular missions with the RFS."