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Whitsunday Regional Council is advising residents who live in Airlie Beach and Cannonvale that water points will be established by the Army by 8am this morning.
The water points will be located at Whitsunday Plaza (Centro) carpark in Cannonvale and the Lagoon carpark in Airlie Beach.
Residents are asked to bring their own containers to take water away with them, as there will be no bottled water given out.
Mayor Andrew Willcox requested the relief aid this morning, concerned for the health of residents in these areas who have been without water since Wednesday.
Mayor Willcox said that council is working around the clock to restore the water supply and resolve network issues to the Airlie Beach and Cannonvale area, and will have it on as soon as possible.
Residents are asked to make their way to the identified areas by 8am to receive free water, and to look for army personnel once they’ve arrived.
Residents are reminded to bring their own containers to the water points to receive the free water.
To hear the latest up-to-date information and official advice, listen to your local radio stations and follow the Whitsunday Disaster & Emergency Facebook page here - https://www.facebook.com/WhitsundayDisasterandEmergencyInformation/
Important phone numbers:
If you have a life threatening emergency, please call 000 immediately.
If you require SES assistance, please call 132 500. The SES’s priority after the event will be providing access to residents (eg. Clearing trees from driveways etc.)
If you need to contact the Whitsunday Disaster Coordination Centre, please call 1300 972 006 and provide information as requested by the telephone operator.
Red Cross has now opened Register.Find.Reunite. and is urging people that may be affected by Cyclone Debbie to get in touch with their families and friends. Please visit www.redcross.org.au to register, or look for someone.