Assistance is on the way for region's isolated townships

EMERGENCY services personnel and Gladstone Regional Council staff are overcoming the burden of flood waters to contact residents isolate within the region's southern area.

Gladstone Mayor and Gladstone Region Local Disaster Management Group Chair Gail Sellers said a helicopter and satellite phones delivered by State Emergency Service volunteers were among the methods being used to reach isolated residents in Baffle Creek, Lowmead, Rosedale and surrounds.

"Everything that can be done is being done to firstly ascertain what supplies are needed by the residents in these isolated areas, and then to get those supplies to them as soon as possible," Cr Sellers said.

"A resupply of food and other supplies to Rosedale is occurring this afternoon by road access and greater communication has been established with other regional centres now that Baffle Creek and Lowmead are accessible, so we will soon have supplies heading to them.

"These areas have suffered significant damage as a result of record floods and so it has been very difficult to establish communications with residents, but we are doing everything we can to help the victims of this flooding."

Gladstone Regional Council released a statement saying that Baffle Creek can now be accessed from Agnes Water via Euleilah Creek with the way also open between Agnes Water and Lowmead via John Clifford Way.
 



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