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Aussie Council Worker Seen Shovelling Sand During Gale Force Winds

Charisa Bossinakis

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Aussie Council Worker Seen Shovelling Sand During Gale Force Winds

Featured Image Credit: 9 News.

An Aussie worker has been captured vigorously shovelling sand while battling the strong winds on the Gold Coast.

If he doesn’t get Employee of the Month, I’m starting a march.

The committed council worker was filmed attempting to remove sand near the pavement at The Spit, according to 9 News.

While we commend the man for his efforts, there’s no doubt he’s struggling while coming up against gale force winds of up to 65 km per hour.

One step forward, five steps back.

As the video emerged on social media, many applauded the hard worker for giving it a red hot crack.

One person wrote: “Poor man, fighting the elements and trying to do a good job ...at least he's having a go , unlike many who were laying in bed still.”

Another commented: “This is what ‘paid by the hour’ looks like.”

A third person wrote: “At least he's having a go !! Imagine his commitment on a sunny day if this is his present work !! 10/10 for commitment.”

While another said: “Actual footage of Australian people fighting the current weather, health crisis and current rising cost of living…”

The Courier Mail reports that Gold Coast beaches will be closed today (Friday, July 22) and Saturday due to the wild weather; however, it’s undecided if Sunshine beaches will remain open.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) also warned: "Damaging wind gusts in excess of 90km/h may occur about the south-east Queensland coast on Friday or Saturday and as a result we have got a severe weather warning out for local winds and dangerous surf over the next few days.

"This system is expected to remain offshore and primarily cause peripheral waves and winds." 

Heavy rain and powerful winds also threaten coastal erosion in Queensland and northern NSW regions, according to The Guardian.

Chaos also ensues near Byron Bay as many attending the Splendour in the Grass festival have captured footage of the horrific rainfall and muddy campgrounds.

It even resulted in 12-hour queues to enter the site as rain poured over North Byron Parklands, which forced many to sleep in their cars, as per ABC News.

Splendour co-founder Jessica Ducrou told ABC radio that while organisers were prepared for heavy rain and winds, they faced ‘a new level of weather'.

"Some things are just outside of our control and I think the actual volume of rain that we've had is way more than expected," she said.

Topics: News, Weather, Environment, Australia

Charisa Bossinakis
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