Johns Lyng Group has deployed one of its ‘catastrophe rigs’ to help Townsville battle floods
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Building and restorative services company Johns Lyng Group has reportedly called upon its nationwide workforce to assist authorities in Townsville as flooding continues.
The Queensland city has been battling floodwaters as a monsoon trough hangs around, with two bodies found in a storm drain after more than 1.8 metres of rain belted down in the past week.
Johns Lyng Group (ASX:JLG), which listed in 2017 after raising $95.8 million in an IPO, released a statement yesterday saying it had called upon teams along Australia’s east coast and deployed one of its dedicated “catastrophe rigs” to the city.
“Even for a region that is accustomed to extreme weather events this is a major catastrophe and we’re still a long way from knowing the full scale of the damage,” chief Scott Didier said.
“We’ve sent in teams from our nationwide network to support local resources on the ground and the focus is to get the local community comfortable and then to salvage or rebuild their homes.
“Our CAT rigs have proven invaluable during other catastrophic events, like Cyclone Debbie, in helping us coordinate our response, but also to act as a hub for local community information and support, and sometimes simply for a chat and cup of tea with our staff.
“We’ll continue to monitor the situation with our clients, the local authorities and the community and help get the City of Townsville back on its feet as soon as possible.”
JLG shares were up 3 per cent to an intraday high of $1.16.