Pikes Crossing-Awoonga Rd has been impacted by flooding.
Pikes Crossing-Awoonga Rd has been impacted by flooding. Anita Graham

Benaraby residents worried as water levels continue to rise

RESIDENTS at Pikes Crossing Road, Benaraby, are becoming increasingly concerned about their safety.

Located behind Awoonga Dam, three houses have been isolated in the area.

Resident Sharon Mackie said they may have found a route out on Gladstone Area Water Board land, but they may have to cut through fences to use it.

"I just want to go," Ms Mackie said.

With three children aged 8, 6 and 4, Ms Mackie said they would not be taking any unnecessary risks by crossing floodwaters.

"I was a bit nervous yesterday. We decided to stay in the house," she said.

Ms Mackie was upset because she said she had been unable to contact authorities in regards to their situation and so were unsure about how high the river might get.

"We really don't know what's coming down."

For now she said she was hoping to leave and already had the car loaded and ready to go.

Neighbour Cassandra Voss said they had been all right so far but were worried water would get to the houses.

"We are just trying to figure out how high this river is going to go," Ms Voss said.

"We are going to look at packing up."



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