Disaster group assesses damage in Boyne-Tannum area
THE Gladstone Region Local Disaster Management Group is currently conducting a rapid assessment of Boyne Island and Tannum Sands.
At this point, the group is aware of 18 houses with minor damage, which includes the yard area.
Six homes experienced moderate damage which includes water seeping into the carpets, and four homes have been classed as having severe damage with water affecting electrical wiring.
The evacuation centres now have low numbers but many will remain open for emergencies.
Mayor Gail Sellers said the Baffle Creek and Boyne Island areas were their main concern.
The floods are slowly coming down, revealing some dangerous areas.
People are encouraged to stay off the roads.
"If there is a closed road sign, it's there for a reason," Cr Sellers said.
As of last night, there were more than 60 closed roads around the region.
Cr Sellers said it was important for residents to look after their own homes first before helping others.
"Look after yourself and your own home first, then help your neighbors," she said.
"Do what you can by foot. Please don't drive unless it is an emergency."
In regards to supplies, Cr Sellers has been assured by the State Government that emergency supplies of milk, bread, fruit and vegetables are on the way to Gladstone.
"Please don't panic, food is being arranged."
She has asked residents to group large branches together and place them on the footpath for council to retrieve.
At this stage, council has no phones or internet, and will provide updates via Facebook as soon as they are back online.
Ergon Energy reports 1400 customers are without power in the Port Curtis/Callide area. Crews are working to restore power but access is a problem.