Evacuation centre opens
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.