New cam­era to be on con­stant flood watch

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

WHEN­EVER the rain starts to fall, the Whit­sun­day Re­gional Coun­cil re­ceives a flood of queries about the sta­tus of Shute Har­bour Rd at Hamil­ton Plains.

A cam­era feed avail­able on­line is set to put a stop to this, giv­ing lo­cals a real-time view of the road.

Mayor Jen­nifer Whit­ney said the spot was cho­sen be­cause of its ten­dency to flood, and would give views both to­wards Proser­pine and Strathdickie.

“The im­ages are up­dated ap­prox­i­mately ev­ery 15 min­utes dur­ing day­light hours,” she said.

To view them, visit whit­sun­dayrc.qld.gov.au, se­lect Coun­cil, then un­der Disas­ter Man­age­ment se­lect Hamil­ton Plains Flood Cam­era.

EYE IN THE SKY: Mayor Jen­nifer Whit­ney and disas­ter man­age­ment co-or­di­na­tor Scott Tel­le­gen on site with the flood cam­era.

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