Covering a cyclone ‘around the clock’
FROM the minute we knew Cyclone Debbie was headed our way, our team at the Whitsunday Times has been operating as an online news room to bring readers the latest information and stories as they’ve unfolded.
Amazingly, we have managed to do this without power or water ourselves, working long hours and in challenging situations.
Just like many of our readers, our staff have been impacted by Debbie’s destruction, with many of us suffering damage to homes and other property.
But we have been proud to help the community in this time of need and will continue to bring you the news as it breaks rather than waiting for a print product to get it out.
We have been using our Whitsunday Times and Whitsunday Coast Guardian websites and Facebook pages to disperse essential information such as Bureau of Meteorology updates when the cyclone was on approach and water, power and safety updates in the aftermath.
We have also been uncovering many of the powerful stories emerging from those affected across the region, as well as about the wonderful souls who have been volunteering their time to help.
If there is someone you think should be recognised as one of “Debbie’s heroes” let us know via editor@ whitsundaytimes.com.au.