Whitsunday Cyclone Debbie aftermath

Whitsunday Cyclone Debbie aftermath

Whitsunday Cyclone Debbie aftermath
Date: 03-Apr-2017

We appreciate that many communities on the coast and in the south-east corner are struggling with cleaning up from the cyclone and flooding over the last week, and extend our best wishes to Rockhampton residents and Fitzroy River Water staff as they brace for flooding. 

There have been numerous offers of assistance from qldwater members, and we have made those impacted aware that they are available when needed.

Many would be aware that Whitsunday Region suffered significant damage, and qldwater TRG representative Troy Pettiford has kindly taken some time out to let people know how things are going:

“We are really starting to get good progress. We have restored water and sewerage to all towns and should be able to lift the boiled water precautionary notice we did after 10:30am today (once the last sample results come in).  All tests have been coming up clear.

Bowen and Collinsville have had their power restored.  Proserpine should be not too far away.  Airlie/Cannonvale might not have power until the 11th April.

All our water treatment and sewerage treatment plants are working.  We are still restoring remote access control so most of it is manual at the moment with is hard work for the lads (hopefully restored today).

Most of my lads have done over two weeks work in one week, hours wise.

We have set up a ground zero base in my carport in Cannonvale as reception is still dodgy in Proserpine, and our network at my office is still down but getting restored today.

We are right for help at the moment, but mostly need help with the clean-up which we have from the army.”

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