Deputy Mayor Tony Williams updates the media on the Fitzroy River Flood which is now expected to peak in Rockhampton at 8.7m in the next 12 to 24 hours. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
Deputy Mayor Tony Williams updates the media on the Fitzroy River Flood which is now expected to peak in Rockhampton at 8.7m in the next 12 to 24 hours. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

Council back to usual business after severe weather events

THE Rockhampton Region is now beginning to get back to business as usual following the severe weather events in the last month.

Local Disaster Management Group chair Deputy Mayor Tony Williams said he was pleased with the way all representatives reacted during the event and that the group would also review all practices to make sure any needed improvements could be made.

"The Local Disaster Coordination Centre was activated on 26 January 2013 and received over 2700 calls while it was in operation until 5 February 2013," Cr Williams said.

"A large number of calls were seeking information regarding the Rockhampton Airport and the Yeppen Roundabout which are clearly important access points for our community and in excess of 1400 calls resulted in jobs being logged to the agencies involved.

"Overwhelmingly feedback from the community was that they needed these assets to be accessible, so it was important for us to maintain access for as long as it was safe to do so."

Cr Williams said during its last meeting the LDMG reflected on the devastating damage to outer areas like Bajool and Stanwell.



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