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Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor and Chair of the Whitsunday Disaster Management GroupJenny Whitney is urging all residents across the Whitsunday local government area to stay awayfrom all foreshore areas.
“Police are patrolling the foreshore areas and urging residents to keep away for safety reasons,”Mayor Whitney said.
“This morning’s high-tide, at 10am in Bowen and 11am in Airlie Beach will see inundation of theBowen, Airlie Beach, Cannonvale beach and Shute Harbour foreshores
“Residents are asked to please avoid these areas until the high tide recedes around midday.
“Residents in Airlie Beach, Cannonvale and Shute Harbour are also urged to conserve their water use until further notice,” she said.
To keep up to date with information relating to current disaster events, residents are encouraged to ‘Like’ the Whitsunday Disaster and Emergency Information Facebook page, which will providea direct link to information from the Whitsunday Disaster Management Group.
Whitsunday Emergency Action Guide - http://whitsunday.civicplus.com.au/178/Emergency-Action-Guide
Storm surge maps - http://whitsunday.civicplus.com.au/179/Storm-Surge-Maps
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