- Wednesday 12 January 2011
District Disaster Coordinator Police Superintendent Ben Hanbridge stood down the District Disaster Coordination Centre at 1600 hours which has now adopted an ‘Alert Status’.
Local Disaster Coordinator, Alan Rogers said Council is now moving into recovery phase and will have its work cut out in the coming weeks assessing and repairing public infrastructure across the Coast.
“There has been a considerable amount of damage to our infrastructure such as roads and parks and Council asks residents for their patience while repairs and/or maintenance are carried out,” he said.
“Until flood and storm waters recede, residents are reminded to continue to be careful and take precautions near swollen waterways.
“Parents must take responsibility for their children’s safety and educate them about the dangers of swimming or playing in waters where conditions can change rapidly,” he said.
Residents are also reminded to continue to conserve water usage in the bathroom and laundry to reduce the impact on the sewerage treatment system.
Households affected by power disruptions, where food spoilage may be an issue, are encouraged to check Queensland Health’s website for information about how to ensure food is safe to eat.
While the rain subsides residents are encouraged to take the time to check around their homes to ensure that water does not pool in places such as pot plants and gutters which can attract mosquitoes.