Sight­seers cause flood of concern

Townsville Bulletin - - Inside Today -

SIGHT­SEERS are caus­ing more dam­age to the iso­lated town of Mis­sion Beach, south of In­n­is­fail, which has al­ready been dev­as­tated by Cy­clone Yasi and flood­ing. Mis­sion Beach po­lice of­fi­cerin-charge Sergeant Dan Gal­lagher urged res­i­dents to avoid driv­ing around sub­ur­ban streets un­less ab­so­lutely nec­es­sary.

‘‘ We are re­ceiv­ing a large num­ber of com­plaints from lo­cal res­i­dents re­gard­ing peo­ple driv­ing up and down their streets,’’ he said.

‘‘ The wash from these cars is caus­ing dam­age to yards and houses that are al­ready in­un­dated with wa­ter.

‘‘ There is sub­stan­tial flood­ing on a large num­ber of roads through­out Mis­sion Beach and driv­ers should avoid the area if pos­si­ble.

‘‘ With heavy rain ex­pected it is likely that Mis­sion Beach will con­tinue to ex­pe­ri­ence flood­ing.’’

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