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Four CareFlight QLD helicopters and two jets relocate to Bundaberg to help in flood effort

CareFlight QLD helicopters are in Bundaberg assisting in the evacuation of residents to safety.

At this stage, CareFlight QLD has three helicopters in Bundaberg and another helicopter inbound to the flood devastated region supporting local and district disaster management groups.

The Government has also called on CareFlight QLD's jets to assist with the evacuation process through tonight and tomorrow.

The CareFlight Learjets will touch down in Bundaberg by 7.30pm.

CareFlight QLD CEO Ashley van de Velde says the organisation is working overtime to assist wherever possible.

"It's been all hands on deck at our Emergency Response Centre on the Gold Coast as we organise crews to man all of the aircraft required to relocate to Bundaberg," said Mr van de Velde.

"The weather in south east Queensland made it tough for us to get airborne initially but our aircraft are now either already there or well on the way to help Bundaberg residents during this shocking time."

CareFlight QLD has pulled together its assets to assist in Bundaberg.

The RACQ CareFlight Rescue choppers are in the air, so too are CareFlight's rescue helicopters funded by the Coal Seam Natural Gas Industry.

A CareFlight QLD helicopter will remain on standby in Toowoomba to support the South East.