Residents in isolated areas advised to restock ahead of rain
RESIDENTS living in communities prone to isolation during heavy rain in the Gladstone reigon are advised to restock on food, fuel, medicines and other essential items while there is the opportunity to do so.
With the potential for heavy rain again next week Gladstone Regional Council is advising residents, particularly those in the Boyne Valley, Baffle Creek or other areas that are prone to isolation during periods of heavy rain, to make sure their homes are well stocked.
Gladstone Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) deputy chair Councillor Rick Hansen said there was no need for residents in potentially isolated communities to 'panic buy' but based on recent experiences advised that they have a sufficient amount of staple foods and necessary medicine to last up to seven days.
"The LDMG has contacted shops in Agnes Water, Baffle Creek, Rosedale and Ubobo and has advised them to restock with sufficient goods to supply their respective townships ahead of possible inclement weather next week," Cr Hansen said.
"The LDMG is monitoring the situation and is ready to go on alert and prepare for action should another heavy rain event look likely."
"It is advised that residents monitor the Bureau of Meteorology forecasts or listen to their local radio station."
The likelihood of heavy rain is a result of the potential tropical cyclone that may develop today or tomorrow along the monsoon trough in the northern Coral Sea.
There is no clear indication as to where the system may track in the long term.