Bright news for wild wet
HEAVY DOWNPOUR: Cars battle water covered roads around Townsville at the weekend but the forecast is for rain to ease in coming days WHILE the North is expected to still cop a soaking over coming days, the Bruce Highway between Cairns and Townsville reopened at the weekend in a sign things are looking up for disasterravaged residents.
In even more good news for North Queenslanders, the Bureau of Meteorology is predicting while rain will continue, it will not be as b a d a s t he unrel e nt i ng downpour that has caused severe flooding in Cardwell and Ingham just a month after the region was tormented by Cyclone Yasi.
F o r e c a s t e r J u l i a n Romanik said there would be moderate falls today and t o m o r r o w b e f o r e t h e weather began t o cl ear slightly on Wednesday.
‘‘ It may be a little bit heavier down in the south-
Heavy rain clouds in Townsville shroud the city ern reaches of kin,’’ he said.
‘‘ But the heaviest stuff will be down south near the Whitsundays and the central coast.’’
Mr Romanik said heavilya f f e c t e d a r e a s nort h o f Townsville like Ingham, Cardwell and Tully were also likely to see some respite from the wet, giving the chance for a cyclone and
the Burde- flood clean-up to finally begin.
However, with only a modest downpour enough to send the Herbert River back over its banks, Mr Romanik said more flooding was a strong possibility.
But news that things were beginning to ease was yesterday welcome news for Hinchinbrook Shire Mayor Pino Giandomenico, who
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