New camera to be on constant flood watch
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.