Disaster management teams on alert across Coast

THE council is keeping a close eye on changing weather conditions with local disaster management team on alert for any potential flooding. 

Pacific Haven and Howard were in the immediate danger zone but the threat was downgraded on Tuesday morning when the Cherwell and Burrum Rivers remained below minor flood levels.

Cr Rolf Light, who holds the disaster management portfolio said an evacuation centre was opened but then closed as the threat was downgraded. 

"I would like to thank the community of Howard, the volunteers who opened this evacuation centre at 5am," Cr Light said.

"We've stood them down...we're on a weather alert until further notice."

The Bureau of Meteorology issued a flood warning on Tuesday, with the Mary River at Tiaro currently at 4.45m and rising.

The Mary River at Tiaro is likely to exceed the minor flood level of 6m on Wednesday morning.

Mary River at the Lamington Bridge. 10am Tuesday.
Mary River at the Lamington Bridge. 10am Tuesday. Alistair Brightman

Apart from a few pot holes, Cr Light assured there was no other significant damage to infrastructure.

"The local disaster management group is on alert."

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