Cyclone Debbie, Queensland, Australia - March 30, 2017

Situation Report  – (period covered: 29-30 Mar 2017)

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Situation Overview


Cyclone Debbie made landfall at Airlie Beach in Queensland, Australia as a Category 4 storm on March 28, 2017 at 12:15pm AEST. source, source  It toppled trees, downed power lines, damaged roofs and signs, and created flooding situations in coastal areas from Bowen to Mackay.  Fire and rescue workers and the military are assisting with rescues and recovery.


30 Mar

  • 3000 people are stranded on the Whitsundays with no power or phone reception after bad weather forced evacuations to be cancelled source

29 Mar

  • Whitsunday Disaster Coordination Centre Update source
  • The Whitsunday Disaster Coordination Centre is asking all residents to stay off the roads and conserve water as much as possible, in the wake of power outages and fallen powerlines across the Whitsunday region after Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
  • All Whitsunday residents are urged to conserve water in their homes to ease the pressure on water and sewerage networks, currently without power.
  • Operators are currently working with Ergon Energy to reestablish temporary generators as soon as possible until power can be fully restored.
  • For latest up-to-date information and official advice, listen to your local radio stations and follow Whitsunday Disaster & Emergency Facebook page here
  • Red Cross has opened Register-Find-Reunite. It is important for emergency management agencies to know where people are during emergencies. By registering with Register.Find.Reunite. you are also letting important services know that you are OK and what support you may need.   source


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