Evac­u­a­tion cen­tre opens

Townsville Bulletin - - News -

AN evac­u­a­tion cen­tre opened in Card­well last night for peo­ple whose homes were af­fected by flood­ing.

The Cas­sowary Coast Lo­cal Disas­ter Man­age­ment Group set up the Card­well Commu n i t y H a l l e v a c u a t i o n cen­tre from 5.30pm.

Cas­sowary Coast Re­gional Coun­cil’s Disas­ter man­ager Ca r o l a Wash­bour n e s a i d more than 200mm of rain fell in 24 hours and some res­i­dents were af­fected by flood­ing in ar­eas such as Roma St, Cutheroe St, Panos St and the lower sec­tions of Gre­gory St.

Peo­ple plan­ning to use the cen­tre were asked to take their own bed­ding and food.

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